Five Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan for the Attleboro Public Schools

This is the first of its kind initiative in Attleboro, where the School Administration and the City Administration have partnered to create a 5-year financial plan to grow and optimize the educational value for invested funds. The Road Map includes both existing and new revenue and expenditure commitments from my administration. Included are my existing commitments to fund $1m above …

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Stabilization fund and Bond Rating

It is tough to get too excited about bond ratings, but a city’s bond rating directly affects the city’s ability borrow money for large-scale projects and the terms of those debt agreements. My team worked to rebuild our stabilization fund which was a key factor in Attleboro’s bond rating being upgraded two times under my administration. In fact, our fiscal management …

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Capron Park Zoo, Re-Imagined

When Director Jean Benchimol was hired to run the zoo, she told the Mayor that she would need to rehab the entire zoo complex. There wasn’t really money in the budget to support such a large-scale project at Capron, so he called the relevant department heads together to see what Attleboro could do with the city resources that we have. Led …

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New High School

I have a demonstrable record for having moved the City of Attleboro to a place of greater fiscal stability without ever asking tax payers to pay more than 2 1/2 percent. So please consider that context when I say, I believe that we need this new high school. The present school is an expensive liability. If any major system breaks, like the …

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