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Palmieri Takes Out Veto Pen
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri has vetoed seven of the 27 budget amendments passed this week by the Common Council.
Most of the amendments deal with the Department of Public Works and the Police and Fire Departments.
The budget was passed 9-to-0...
Utica Councilor Anticipates $4 Million Budget Gap for 2013
Utica, NY (WIBX) - During tonight's Utica Common Council meeting, Majority Leader and Councilor at Large Frank Meola urged City Department Heads to submit uninflated budget requests for next year's City budget.
Meola says that in years past, Department Heads have submitted inflated requests…
Utica’s Top Cop Sets the Record Straight on Crime Stats
Utica, NY (WIBX) - Utica Police Chief Mark Williams addressed the City's Common Council tonight, updating them on the current crime statistics.
According to Chief Williams, the Utica Police PBA issues a press release stating the crime within the City of Utica had increased 95%...
Utica Common Councilman Removed From 4 Committees
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica Common Council made a standing committee change, voting 5 to 3 to remove First Ward Councilman Frank Vescera from all committees he currently sits on.
Councilman Viscera was removed from Economic Development, Municipal Housing and Urban Renewal, Codes and Neighborhood Pre…
Utica Common Council Censures One of It’s Own
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Common Council has voted to censure one of it's own, First Ward Councilman Frank Vescera. In a 5-3 vote, which revolves around the videotaping of pre-conference meetings, Vescera will be removed from any committee assignment now and in the future while he continues to vio…
Utica’s Common Council Creates Vacant Building Registry
Utica, NY (WIBX) - It's been two and a half years in the making, but now the city of Utica has a new ordinance establishing a vacant building registry and permit program. Last night the council meeting to approve the legislation unanimously, Councilman-at-large James Zecca sponsored the ordinan…

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