Mayor Patrick Madden Statement on Approval of City of Troy 2017 Budget

Mayor Patrick Madden Statement on Approval of City of Troy 2017 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | DECEMBER 14, 2016

Mayor Patrick Madden Statement on Approval of City of Troy 2017 Budget

TROY, NYMayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement regarding the passage of the City of Troy 2017 budget by the Troy City Council:

“I am grateful for the bipartisan support from the City Council that led to the passage of a balanced budget Monday evening. While the budget passed is less than ideal it demonstrates a pragmatic approach to governing that attempts to balance competing interests and is far better for our city than the alternative resulting from a failure to override the tax cap.

“A great deal of work remains to be done before January 1 to implement this spending plan. The unfortunate reality is that under this budget there will be layoffs and reductions in services. I am committed to managing its implementation in a manner which minimizes the pain and inconvenience of both the taxpayers and the city workforce.

“Troy is a remarkable city with remarkable people, and I am confident that our resiliency and mutual passion for our community will see us through the challenges ahead.”

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