Buffalo mayor looks to lower property taxes

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown wants to slightly lower property taxes.

On Thursday, the mayor revealed his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The spending plan calls for a small cut in property tax rates for homes and businesses. The proposal would also increase city spending by two percent.

“In the year ahead we also continue to keep a laser sharp focus on further cost cutting measures and was to tap into new revnue sources. Some examples include the sales of city assests, converting city lights to engery saving LED, attracting new residential investment and creating new and creating new residential housing in the City of Buffalo,” Mayor Brown said.

The proposed budget does not call for any layoffs, but the mayor does want to cut 10 vacant positions in the city.

The plan will be reviewed by the Common Council next week.

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