New Bedford taxpayers will likely face higher tax bills next year.  That's the world from Councilor At Large Linda Morad. 

Speaking on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program, Morad said there's not a whole lot of "fat" to cut from most city departments.  

And with the School Department needing more money, Morad says the City Council's hands are pretty much tied......

Morad says the Council will have more facts about the budget picture after it meets with the Mayor's financial team next Monday night. 

Morad says the Council has questions about free cash, pension costs, and the status of contracts with city unions.