Superintendent Kenneth Salim pointed to his budget for ways he intends to provide support throughout the school district, including for behavioral difficulties and where enrollment called for more teachers. But they weren’t in the document, he was told.
No one in the military has asked for a $54 billion increase in spending. No one in Trump’s administration has explained its point. And strangely, no one seems to be asking the White House about it.
The federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump for 2017-18, if enacted, could affect a wide range of city programs serving thousands of residents, from special education to help with fuel bills for low-income families to affordable housing.
In light of heightened concerns about immigrant issues following the election of President Donald Trump, the city has allocated funds for an immigration coordinator that will work as part of the Human Rights Commission.
After a failed attempt by the city to find a developer and manager for the empty Foundry building in East Cambridge, the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority is debating taking on the job itself. But board members expressed significant doubts.
Superintendent Kenneth Salim unveiled his first proposed budget at the School Committee meeting Thursday. Benefiting from a $10 million increase in property taxes, the total budget for next year rises to $183 million.
Seven months into its fiscal year, Cambridge Health Alliance is reporting a surplus of $3 million and is doing better than its budget forecast for this year. But one factor in the financial success is physician and other staff vacancies.
The head of the city’s public housing agency denounced a reported proposal by the federal agency overseeing affordable housing programs to chop funding for low-income housing, but said Cambridge’s public housing program could escape some of the impact.
The Richard C. Rossi Housing Assistance Fund could help any case of looming eviction or trouble getting housing when there’s a head of a household out of a job but actively looking for work. While only $35,641 now, further private donations are expected to come in.
The city’s financial health has won top marks from all three major bond raters for the 18th straight year, officials announced Monday – an honor limited to only about three dozen communities nationwide. And its first-ever “minibond” offering sold out as well.