Chief Financial Officer

Bond Rating Service Gives New Bedford High Marks
The City of New Bedford has maintained its AA - bond rating. The announcement came from the Standard-&-Poors Bond Rating Service. Its the highest rating the city has received since 1970.
Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the bond rating means New Bedford is paying lower interes…
NB Fire Department Overtime Causing Concern
Overtime in the Fire Department budget is causing some financial worries at City Hall.
The overtime budget deficit is projected to be more than $1 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2016. Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM's Taylor Cormier, its not a new problem...
Mayor Pushing Energy Management Contract
It looks like Siemens Energy will have a much bigger role in saving New Bedford some money beyond L-E-D streetlights.
The city is looking to enter into an energy management services agreement with the company, which would hold Siemens to whatever energy savings they guarantee...
New Ambulances Generating More Revenue For City
The City of New Bedford has acquired two new, state-of-the-art ambulances.
Chief Financial Officer Ari Sky tells WBSM News, the city has purchased two new vehicles in each of the past two years.
That added revenue says Sky, has helped to offset the cost of the new vehicles, saving taxpayers some money…
New Bedford Begins Five-Year Plan To Repair City Buildings
The City of New Bedford is planning to borrow $43 million over the next five years to repair city-owned buildings.
Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the program Friday during a news conference outside the former Vocational High School buildng on Hillman Street, which nows serves as home to a number of cit…