Statement by Mayor Madden on Troy City Council’s 2018 Proposed Budget Vote

Statement by Mayor Madden on Troy City Council’s 2018 Proposed Budget Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Statement by Mayor Madden on Troy City Council’s 2018 Proposed Budget Vote

TROY NYMayor Patrick Madden has issued a statement following the Troy City Council’s vote on the proposed 2018 city budget on Tuesday, November 28:

“For a second time, the City Council failed on its most important responsibility to the residents of Troy: passing a balanced budget to fund operations of the City. As a result of the council’s decision, the city is now left with a $2.9 million deficit for 2018.

“Their actions are a great disservice to the residents, taxpayers and businesses in the City, creating great uncertainty and threatening the shared progress we have achieved.

“I and my administration will continue to work with this Council and, if necessary, the next one to rectify this situation. However, we implore the current City Council to come to the table with their proposals to amend and balance the budget as required by the city’s Charter.

“As I was last year, I remain optimistic about the future of our great city and am confident we can find a solution.”

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