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MAYOR SUTTER'S TRANSITION TEAM RELEASES COMPLETE REPORT
FALL RIVER: Mayor Sam Sutter announced today that his Transition Team's completed analysis of Fall River's finances has been published on the City's website. Included in the document are the previously released Executive Summary and Attachments, along with the newly released Part II, which is 58 pages in length.
The chairman of the Transition Team and Mayor Sutter's chief of staff Lou Pacheco said the following: "This document is the product of months of hard work from our Transition Team. I would like to thank all the members of the team and former City Administrator Alan Silva for digging deep into the City's finances and helping us get an accurate look at where we're at. The goal was not only to give the Mayor all the facts he needs for developing his own policies, but also to give the people of Fall River an honest, open look at the state of their city government, and I believe this document does just that."
The report can be found at the following link on the City's website:http://fallriverma.org/images/Final%20Transition%20Report.pdf
Fall River Transition Team Releases Financial Data
FALL RIVER: Today, the Transition Team appointed by Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter released the data they have been compiling throughout the course of their analysis of Fall River’s finances. These statistics were the source material that the Transition Team drew from for their Executive Summary, released Monday, March 16th.
Said Sutter: "My Transition Team has released a comprehensive outline of the data that supports Part 1 of their Financial Report. The information provided today is a detailed picture of where Fall River stands financially. I wanted the public to have these numbers so that we can all plainly see where we are at as we begin taking steps towards fiscal sustainability.
"I am grateful for all of the hard work the Transition Team put in in pulling this information together and helping to provide the community with the hard data behind the budget,” Sutter continued. “I look forward to opening up a dialogue with the community about what this information means in the immediate future and for our long-term vision for the City."
Sutter also announced that the Transition Team will be publishing one more document within the next week that further explains the data released today. Part 2 of the Transition Team Report can be found by here on the City website.
Fall River Transition Team Delivers Report:
Team sends Mayor part I of its findings
Fall River: The Mayoral transition team, appointed by Mayor Sam Sutter to review and assess the state of the City, today released its first report on its findings. The document is a summary of dozens of hours of meetings and discussions with department heads, employees and commissions that make up the city.
The document focuses on the fiscal situation facing the City and the Mayor as he begins to craft a budget for next year and beyond. The second part of the findings are due to be released next week and will focus more on budgetary numbers and the hard data that make up the close to $300 million city budget.
“I appreciate all of the work that has gone into crafting this document. I am grateful for the countless hours of meetings and discussions that the team conducted and the many obstacles, such as weather and an abbreviated time schedule, they endured,” said Mayor Sutter.
He added, “This document is well written and researched and, I believe, paints an accurate picture of the state of our City of Fall River. The picture is a sobering one, but one that can be overcome with shared sacrifice and hard work. Clearly we face major obstacles, but with an open and transparent process of budgeting and forecasting we can right the ship and chart a course to fiscal recovery and ultimately growth and economic development.”
The document can be downloaded here. The Transition Team welcomes all to read and digest it. Constructive feedback or opinions from any citizen are welcome and may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org