Real estate values booming, Westfield finance team tells councilors during budget review

From left, Westfield Treasurer Matthew Barnes, Auditor Vicki Moro and Assessor Ashlie Brown. (SCREENSHOT/WESTFIELD COMMUNITY TV)

WESTFIELD — City Councilor Bridget Matthews-Kane opened the first Finance Committee meeting of the whole budget review on May 23 by inviting Westfield’s treasurer, auditor and assessor to give a financial overview of the city.

Matthews-Kane said she wanted to start with the larger picture in order to understand the context for the council to review department budgets.

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