Buried deep in this story is good news and that is there is no appetite to exceed the tax cap so the increase will be more like one percent than 12 percent. The Mayor is quoted as saying the adopted city budget will differ greatly from the the one proposed.
Among the changes possible would be an effort to off load the bus system on Centro, the central NY system now running services in Syracuse, Utica and Rome. That would take some time though, if its even possible.
Budget review sessions are set for early May with adoption of the spending place on or near June 1.