Rome Mayor Jacqueline Izzo presented her 2020 budget proposal to the Rome Common Council on Wednesday night.

The budget totals $45 million.

For the third straight year, the spending plan holds the line on property taxes with a zero percent increase, as well as no rate increases in the sewer and water funds.

Izzo says the City will begin leasing its vehicles instead of purchasing them, which is expected to save over $1 million over ten years.

She says 2020 will be another exciting year of growth for Rome she's looking forward to the challenges ahead

The Common Council must pass the budget by the end of October.

Dave Smith, WIBX