Trumbull is staring at a $2.8-million budget deficit, with only about six months to close the gap before the end of the current fiscal year. First Selectman Vicki Tesoro has vowed to close the shortfall without increasing taxes, directing the town to send out January and April tax bills that do not change the rate on homes or cars. The tax bills sent out last June listed “TBD” for the January and April quarters.
“I wish the town had sent these sooner, but I’m making sure the bills go out now so that our residents can plan the timing of their tax payments and have confidence in their household budgets,” Tesoro said. “It is especially critical to get these bills out now in light of the current tax reform bill being voted on in Washington. Sending out tax bills is not the first thing I wanted to do as first selectman. However, I’m pleased that we are able to keep taxes stable in spite of inheriting an unbalanced budget.”