Councilors said the 1.5 percent tax increase would have added an extra $12 per year for the average homeowner.
They said the increase would be offset by a $30 tax rebate New York State is offering property owners.
In a letter sent to Councilors on Wednesday, Mayor Miner said she mainly objected to the tax increase because, “The process – or the lack of one – the Council utilized to spring a last-minute tax increase on the residents of Syracuse.”
Mayor Miner objected to certain individual amendments passed by the Council, including:
- Cuts to the Office of the Corporation Counsel
- Cuts to the Department of Public Works
- Increases given to the Council, Department of Audit, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and capital projects
The Mayor did not object to the Council’s parking violation proposal adding revenue or the additional funds directed to Say Yes to Education.
The Council now has until June 1 to vote to override the Mayor’s vetoes.
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