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Buffalo Common Council balking at mayor's 9% tax hike with vote looming

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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On the eve of its vote on a city budget, Common Council members on Tuesday balked at Mayor Byron Brown's proposed 9% increase in the tax levy and predicted a fiscal crisis will hit the city next year. "I'm hopeful between now and tomorrow we can find some cuts to reduce the tax burden on residents," Council Member David Rivera said at the Council Finance Committee meeting. "A 9% increase is going to be devastating," said Council Member Rasheed Wyatt. Under the mayor's budget, the owner of a home assessed...

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