EO Council passes 2016 budget … with some reservations

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Although East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget, with a 1.46-percent tax increase, at their regular meeting on Monday, June 6, some council members expressed reservations about certain aspects of it. “Within that budget there are some increases for employees; I was in favor of […]

EO Council passes revised CY 2016 budget

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange City Council approved the revised $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 city budget with a 1.46-percent tax increase at its regular meeting Monday, June 6. According to city officials, the increase is a reduction from the 1.9-percent increase Mayor Lester Taylor introduced at the council’s March 28 meeting, and is […]

EO City Council to submit CY 2016 budget to state

EAST ORANGE, NJ — With the conclusion of the final installment of public budget meetings on Wednesday, April 27, 3rd Ward Councilwoman and Council Budget Committee Chairwoman Quilla Talmadge could barely conceal her pleasure that the process was moving right along. “The hearings went good,” said Talmadge on Tuesday, May 17. “After the hearings, we […]

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EO Council continues city budget public hearings

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The East Orange City Council held the second installment of a series of budget hearings Monday, April 18, in Council Chambers on the $138,194,520 budget for Calendar Year 2016 introduced by Mayor Lester Taylor last month. Taylor introduced the budget at the council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 28. His first […]

EO mayor introduces submits 2016 budget to council

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $138,194,520 Calendar Year 2016 Budget to the City Council at the regular meeting on Monday, March 28, he admitted that, while it is the third consecutive year his administration has produced a budget with a tax increase, at 1.9 percent, it is the […]

EO mayor introduces city budget before settling union contracts

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor introduced his $134 million Calendar Year 2016 City Budget with a 1.9-percent tax increase at the City Council’s regular meeting Monday, March 28, despite the fact that contract negotiations are ongoing with the Police and Fire department unions. But 3rd Ward Councilwoman Quilla Talmadge, chairwoman of the […]

EO Council gets earful about taxes, water rate increases

EAST ORANGE, NJ — At the East Orange City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 14, several residents spoke up during the public comments portion of the meeting to express concern about property taxes and the recent water-rate increase. “I have some concerns,” said Brighton Avenue resident Marion Brantley on Monday, March 14. “First off, […]