Message from the Mayor - March 19

March 19th, 2013

Dear Residents of Espanola

We have released the 2nd draft of our 2013 municipal budget. We have made significant reductions to our discretionary services to address the shortfall caused by the re-assessment.

Discretionary services include items such as travel & training, advertising, community donations and supplies. 

As part of this review process Council will set the priorities for service retention and modification; in setting these priorities, Council will consider the social, political, and economic impact to the community at large.

We must recognize that compromises will be made and we must accept changes in our levels of service in order to balance the needs of our budget with our long term commitment to remain focused on community economic retention and growth.

Sincerely,

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Mayor Mike Lehoux