property taxes

2% Tax Cap Override Debated By City Leaders
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The Utica Common Council has elected to reserve the right to override Governor Cuomo's 2% tax cap, the council voting to ignore the state's first-ever property tax cap 7-to-2. If the override vote failed, according to Utica's Budget Director Peter Fiorillo, city layoffs could have approach triple digits...
Budget Passes; Council Reduces Tax Increase
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The average homeowner will see his property tax bill in Utica increase by $42.  The Common Council adopted Mayor David Roefaro's budget by an 8-to-1 margin. Councilman Frank Vescera was the only no vote.
NYCOM Mandate, Property Tax Report
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The New York Conference of Mayors has a list of recommendations that it says will help avoid an imminent crisis. NYCOM Executive Director Peter Baynes says before Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo can move forward with his plan to cap property taxes at 2-percent, uncontrolled, skyrocketing costs must be addressed...