Statement by Mayor Madden on City Council Budget Vote

Statement by Mayor Madden on City Council Budget Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Statement by Mayor Madden on City Council Budget Vote

TROY NYMayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement regarding the City Council’s Tuesday evening vote on the 2018 proposed city budget:

“The City Council’s failure to advance important legislation associated with my administration’s balanced city budget proposal has left us with a $2.9 million deficit for 2018. I am calling upon the Council majority to immediately address this very serious issue without delay.

“My administration’s community-focused budget plan – which supports neighborhood growth, enhances capacity in key departments, confronts growing costs in signature municipal services, while remaining below the state tax cap – is a blueprint for moving our city forward in the right direction. We cannot kick the can down the road any further, and my balanced budget proposal is the best path toward securing a stronger future for our residents, families and businesses.

“The City Council must move swiftly to resolve this significant budget deficit – as outlined by the State Comptroller’s office – that now exists as a result of their failure to approve the city’s proposed Solid Waste Management program and recent budget review meeting where the Council majority presented no amendments.

“We will await the City Council’s charter-mandated amendments to the budget for presentation ahead of their final approval on November 28th. I strongly urge the Council to act quickly to resolve the $2.9 million deficit ahead of the budget deadline.”

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