Mayor: Oxford not raising taxes

OXFORD – Mayor Pat Patterson has two goals for Fiscal Year 2010-11: No tax increases and no layoffs.
He and board members are meeting with department representatives and heads this month, asking them to trim 6 percent off each department’s budget without jeopardizing vital services or actively eliminating positions.
A few exceptions to the cuts are anticipated already. Tourism promotion likely will be increased, Patterson said, and the Fire Department may actually see a slightly increased budget due to merit raises and the purchase of a new fire truck.

NEMS Daily Journal