Mayor Brian Arrigo has reaffirmed his priorities with his administration’s budget for fiscal year 2022. Since taking office, the Arrigo administration has strived to professionalize city services, embrace technology, enforce standards. professional and ethical standards and to maximize and modernize development. This year’s budget reflects the budget proposed by Mayor Arrigo which emphasizes the advancement of Revere.
“The budget we presented today highlights how our tax dollars will lead our city to greater progress for all of our residents,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “The hard work and commitment of all of our department heads over the past year have informed the priorities of this budget and will allow for more collaborative work between all city agencies, stakeholders and partners in the city. ‘State.”
Throughout the budget you can see the implementation of Mayor Arrigo’s priorities in many departments:
Professionalize municipal services
Health and social services departments focused on substance use disorders and homelessness will be resourced to develop comprehensive data-driven strategies to support the goals of reducing homelessness and reducing homelessness. ” offer greater housing stability throughout the city.
Substance use Disorder and Homelessness:
• Implement a syringe service program at Revere
• Create a report with quantitative and qualitative data that develops a baseline measure of homeless people in Revere
Prior investment in the Information Technology office has enabled the city to modernize many services and functions for residents, businesses and visitors to Revere. They will continue this work by:
• Review of current services and contracts
• Relaunch of existing services
• Development of a long-term telecommunications plan to be completed by the end of 2022
• Improve or rationalize the operations of municipal services
• Wireless network extension
• Computer and printer upgrades
• Improvements in construction and control systems
Respect professional and ethical standards
Revere’s public health department continues to work to end the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working towards a goal of having 70% of the community fully immunized by the end of this summer. It is important to educate residents about the risks and benefits of health safety measures regarding vaccination. As we apply the positive effects of the city’s vaccination, we seek to organize a COVID Community Memorial Committee in remembrance of the residents of Revere who we have lost to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Public Health:
• Continue to develop a solid vaccination program accessible to all residents
• Collaborate with the school service to study the possibility of introducing the vaccination program for children in school services.
• Employ a common epidemiologist and public health nurse
• Work on mental health programs for young people in coordination with neighboring communities and the school population
• Ensure that all members of the emergency preparedness team are up to date with the appropriate certifications
• Implement an easily accessible license application process
Maximize and Modernize development
The Department of Planning and Community Development continues to work towards equitable economic development throughout Revere by:
• Implement the recommendations of the Next Stop Revere master plan, with particular attention to the construction of the Innovation Center and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities,
• Continue planning and authorization processes for the mixed-use redevelopment of Caddy Farms and Wonderland
• Work with Amazon to meet their transportation needs and improve their working relationship with the Revere community.
• Facilitate at least ten storefront and signage improvement projects on Shirley Ave.
• Advance planning for the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of the vacant McKinley School, Winthrop Avenue Fire Hall and Revere History Museum.
• Foster joint transportation and development planning with Lynn
• Increase the number and variety of affordable housing units restricted by deed, with particular emphasis on public properties that further allow development feasibility
• Expand availability and access to programs and resources for first-time homebuyers
• Prepare a Climate Ready Plan and a Zero Waste Plan for the City
Diversity, equity and inclusion
The Town of Revere is committed to fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. This year’s budget proposal includes a Director of Equity and Inclusion who will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity to support the Town of Revere’s Municipal Racial Equity Action Plan. . The Director will lead the development of a vision and an effective strategy that upholds the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive city, in collaboration with the HRC, the Mayor’s Office, the City Council and the Directors of department throughout the city. The city will continue to engage community participation by creating a welcoming and inclusive culture.
The FY22 budget is before the Ways and Means Subcommittee of the City Council. You can log on to RevereTV or find out more at www.revere.org. The budget is estimated at $ 241,258,124.