Democrat Genevieve Salvatore on Wednesday called for "zero-based budgeting," saying that as mayor she would allocate money only when justified.
Rather than use each previous year's city budget as a starting point and then consider incremental increases, she said, the zero-based method allows an in-depth analysis of how money is being spent.
"We don't want to re-invent the wheel every year, but we want to rethink how we budget,'' said Salvatore, a lawyer in private practice here. "Department heads know what they are doing and know best how to do it.
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