CONNECT hospitality graduates 14 see page 11 ONNECT hospitality gradu Vol. 29, No. 25 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net City Council passes 2020 fi scal year budget By Alexis Mikulski T he Revere City Council offi cially passed the City of Revere’s operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year on Monday. The budget will total $203.4 million and consist of important investments for Revere, including the improvement of facilities, additional law enforcement and an enhanced recreation department. The total expenditures for the year are $217,053, 143 – a 5.6 percent increase from the FY19 budget. At a City Council meeting last week, Mayor Brian Arrigo took time to thank everyone who made the budget possible. “I want to thank all of my department heads first, and for everyone who put their time and energy into making this great document. I also want to especially thank our City Budget Director and his team, Director of Finance George Anzuoni and Human Resources Director John Viarella,” he said. “They were instrumental in making sure this budget was ready and on time.” After the initial submission of the budget by Mayor Arrigo, it was reviewed by the City Council’s Ways and Means Subcommittee and sent to the City Council for final approval. The operating budget for the 2020 fiscal year is a balanced budget, which means it does not require any additional money coming from free cash or other city resources. The budget has a capital improvement plan and other financial policies, which have allowed the city to get the highest bond rating it has ever received. In addition to the new investments for the city, this budget will allow a community recreation center to open at Garfield Middle School. “We talked about using that space as a true community center space as it was intended for, and this budget includes the necessary resources to make sure that happens,” said Mayor COUNCIL | SEE PAGE 4 Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, June 21, 2019 Annual Summer Nights Festival kicks off in Beachmont es 14 see page 11 LET THE SUMMER BEGIN: Pictured from left to right: Revere on the Move Neighborhood Organizer Vanny Huot, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Director of Healthy Community Initiatives Dimple Rana, Beachmont Improvement Committee Members Corrine Deveau, Treasurer Ed Deveau and President Kathleen Heiser and Jessica Mortell from Neighborways. See page 12 for story and photos. Mayor announces Casino Advisory Commission to track/review impact of Encore Boston Harbor on Revere New commission to monitor quality of life/economic impact data M ayor Brian Arrigo on Thursday announced the creation of a Casino Advisory Commission to track and review the impact of the opening of Encore Boston Harbor on the local ELECT JOHN R. community and businesses. In a meeting with his public safety chiefs and leaders within public works, transportation, constituent services, economic development and substance abuse– CORREGGIO ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.579 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.859 Diesel Fuel $2.839 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 CE Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS IL ! SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service DEF Available by Pump!  $2.45 GALLON   Councillor-At-Large Putting Revere’s Neighborhoods First                      prevention services, Mayor Arrigo reviewed how the city government will track and report on a number of potential impacts – both positive and negative. The City of Revere is pursuing alternative avenues to ensure impacts on Revere can be addressed and mitigated appropriately as well as to promote and support positive impacts, such as increased revenue from businesses. “We believe the opening of Encore Boston Harbor will have signifi cant impacts on our community and we must be proactive in our approach to ensure any impacts are dealt with appropriately,” Mayor Arrigo said. “The Casino Advisory Commission will focus on capturing data necessary for allocating our own city resources and for advocating additional support from state and other partners.” The Commission will begin tracking a number of data sets ahead of Encore’s public opening on Sunday, including: • Traffi c trends, including total number of cars and trucks and travel time on certain Revere roadways MAYOR | SEE PAGE 1 Prices subject to change FLEET

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