A proposed City budget carries a nearly 15% increase in the tax levy, resulting in a rate increase just shy of 12%., according to budget documents obtained by WWNY and confirmed to me by Councilwoman Macaluso.
The $42M General Fund spending plan has been delivered to Council and faces a rocky future as it appears there are not the votes to pass a tax cap override also being proposed.
Raises for management of 2.5% are included and that includes lawmakers. Funding for CAPC and crow hazing is out.
Of course it will take a closer look to see where the easy cuts to levy are, but I was surprised Council didn't call ahead for a tax rate within the cap to be presented.