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Public hearing held about Danbury budget proposal

A public hearing has been held about Danbury's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. 


Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is proposing a $237.7 million budget with a tax increase of 2.4 percent.  Sewer and water rates would remain the same.  The municipal side of the budget is heavy on infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and school roof improvements. 


The City Council committee studying the education portion of the proposed budget is meeting at 6pm tomorrow in City Hall about the plan. 


Boughton also issued a so-called Playbook of steps to take over the next five to 10 years to streamline City government and save taxpayers money.  He has proposed creating a Project Management Office.  Other cities that have done this and Boughton says they've seen a 30 percent decrease in failed projects and 25 percent increase in projects delivered under budget.

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