Monday, February 08, 2010

Citizen Group to Present Concerns about Borough Budget

The Citizens Finance Advisory Task Force will be making its first presentation to borough council tomorrow, Tuesday at 7:30. Members of the task force have been digging through borough budgets past and present and have documented the particulars of how expenditures have been growing faster than inflation, population and the natural tax base.

Though I hope to provide some input to the task force on environment-related expenditures, the group's current priority is providing input prior to this year's negotiations of salaries. The task force has found that Princeton Borough pays its employees more than Princeton University does for similar work, and provides better benefits. Ways to bring the borough's pay structure more in line with the private sector will be discussed.

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