Wilmington Mayor James Baker has proposed his fiscal year 2013 budget, which contains no layoffs or property tax increases.
Baker spoke last night before the city council about his $143.4 million operating budget proposal, which he says would also keep current city services and programs in place and at their current levels. The proposed budget is about a $4 million increase over the fiscal 2012 budget.
Baker also proposed an across-the-board 9 percent increase in the rates for water, sewer and strormwater.
The council is expected to vote on a budget by the end of May.