In Niagara Falls, 2.6 percent tax increase proposed for 2018 budget

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster says his 2018 proposed budget is “dramatically different” than what he hoped to present.

The budget doesn’t include any layoffs to city workforce, but will include consolidation of some city departments.

Vacant city positions will be removed, Dyster said. The goal is to “reduce and eliminate dependence on casino revenue”. 

A 2.6 percent tax increase is being proposed in order to save the city “millions”.

The 2018 budget is being unveiled in a meeting in Niagara Falls that started at 5 p.m.

We’ll have more on the proposed budget as it’s revealed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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