Brown talked about just how much this budget will have to increase to make ends meet in the copper city.
He wants to keep his focus for next year's budget simple, and to move the city of Rome forward.
The total city budget for 2012 is $42 million.
There will be a two percent hike in taxes and Brown explains that there is an inside and outside district in the city.
The increase in taxes would mean that a $60,000 home in the inside district would pay around $16.00 more in taxes.
A house of the same value in the outside district would pay $7.00 more next year.
Although there is a two percent increase in the budget, one Rome resident was happy to hear the Mayor's announcement at the meeting.
"As a resident, times are tough and money is far and few between, and two percent is manageable for me as a resident," said Rome resident, Andrew Savoie.
"The biggest challenge we had was to maintain the services to the best of our ability to the customers of the citizens," said Mayor Brown.
Brown has been doing city budgets for eight years, and in the upcoming budget, no one is getting laid off in police, fire, or DPW departments.
He also says parks and recreation will maintain the same budget as this year.