The Santa Fe City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether to adopt its proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 following a public hearing on the $347.3 million spending plan that marks a rebound from last year, when the city grappled with a massive pandemic-related shortfall.

City officials are cautiously optimistic that revenue predictions will hold strong and a new coronavirus strain won’t force more business closures.

“It really is a recovery, or a get back to pre-COVID,” said Roman “Tiger” Abeyta, chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee. “It’s the first step toward getting back to pre-COVID levels.”



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