Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Council President Marcus Williams and all the City Councilors for their due diligence and unanimously approving my FY22 budget. This is a strong and balanced budget with an emphasis on public health and safety, quality of life, and maintaining all core and vital services for our residents and business community.”
Throughout the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Division of Administration and Finance and the Office of Management and Budget, under the leadership of CAFO Plante, has carefully monitored, reviewed, and balanced the fiscal challenges resulting from the pandemic. In a testament to Springfield’s commitment to strong fiscal discipline, the FY22 budget was balanced, for the seventh consecutive year, without the use of stabilization or ‘rainy day’ reserve funds. This strong fiscal management has been recognized as Springfield has received the “Distinguished Budget Award” for the 13th year in a row and the “Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting’ for the 9th consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association.
The City of Springfield, in balancing the budget shortfalls because of the pandemic, has never wavered in its commitment to responding to meet all of the public health and safety needs for our residents and business community, while also assuring that all vital core services were maintained.
The FY22 budget takes effect July 1, 2021.