NEWTON (CBS) – Mayor Setti Warren wants to raise property taxes $11.5 million to pay for several projects in the city.
The proposed Proposition 2 1/2 override would pay in part, for school construction, public safety and jobs for teachers and police.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports
In 2010, Newton opened its new high school with the final price tag of $197.5 million.
The cost was not shouldered entirely by the city of Newton. The state paid more than $46 million.
“I feel that the citizens of Newton will make this investment to make sure this community continues on an upward trajectory,” Warren told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens.
Residents will vote on the proposed override in March. If it passes, the average property tax bill would go up about $340 a year.
It has been a decade since an override has been approved in Newton.