The 2013 Atlantic City budget was formally introduced at the City Council meeting Wednesday night.
Councilman Steven Moore who also serves as the Chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee says the budget contains some potentially good news for Atlantic City taxpayers.
"We're hoping that we can really be good to the taxpayers of Atlantic City, to the extent that we can and we will absolutely make every effort to do that," said Moore.
"I'd like to see no tax increases, so that'll be my goal."
Moore says this year's proposed budget is only slightly higher than last years, due to more union contracts in the city, but that other departments have kept their expenditures low.
"I didn't see much different from last year, the budget is increasing mainly because we have the union contracts," said Moore.
Council will now have a chance to review the budget before presenting any adjustments they may make.
Moore is hoping to have a schedule in place by Friday.
Soon after he plans on meeting with council members and committee chairs to review the proposed plans.
"I'm hoping by the end of March, we will have it done. We'll be ready to present the budget back to the administration with the amendments and changes we have."
And as the work begins on the new budget, the hope is that residents will see the benefits of a well–developed budget.
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