city budget http://wrvo.org en Syracuse considers adding more police, firefighters http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-considers-adding-more-police-firefighters <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:37:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53915 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse considers adding more police, firefighters Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-exploring-all-options-cut-costs-generate-revenue <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:19:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53340 at http://wrvo.org Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue Oswego decides against employee furloughs http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-decides-against-employee-furloughs <p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:25:51 +0000 Gino Geruntino 50689 at http://wrvo.org Oswego decides against employee furloughs Mayors testify at annual Tin Cup Day in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/mayors-testify-annual-tin-cup-day-albany <p>Mayors from around the state -- including Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner -- testified before the state legislative fiscal committees. In what’s traditionally known as Tin Cup Day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens.<br /><br />First up was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who came armed with a new report that he says shows how he could enact universal access to pre-kindergarten at a “rapid pace,” in an expansion that he calls one of the largest in the nation’s history.<br /> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:10:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50505 at http://wrvo.org Mayors testify at annual Tin Cup Day in Albany Oswego officials support Cuomo's 2014 agenda, but question Cuomo's tax cap http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-officials-support-cuomos-2014-agenda-question-cuomos-tax-cap <p></p><p>Oswego's Common Council, mayor and department heads saw firsthand what Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2014 agenda will look like, during a recent presentation of his State of the State address at city hall.<br /><br />The mayor of the city of Oswego says in general he supports Cuomo's budget plan for 2014, but the city's Common Councilors say rising costs and unfunded mandates make it hard to stay within the state's two percent tax cap.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:09:50 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49839 at http://wrvo.org Oswego officials support Cuomo's 2014 agenda, but question Cuomo's tax cap Syracuse elected officials sworn in, look to challenges ahead http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-elected-officials-sworn-look-challenges-ahead <p></p><p>Two Syracuse City Council members and three city school board members were sworn in at city hall on Monday. The new and returning office holders acknowledged there will be many tough issues for them to face in their terms.</p><p>Friends and family members cheered on as their elected officials took the oath of office in the packed Common Council Chambers.</p><p>President of the Syracuse Common Council Van Robinson was sworn in for a second term. He says it's his job to assure the people that Syracuse will not go down the road of bankruptcy, and that the city needs to grow.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 23:52:03 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 49314 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse elected officials sworn in, look to challenges ahead Oswego residents speak out against proposed budget increase http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-residents-speak-out-against-proposed-budget-increase <p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:34:38 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48870 at http://wrvo.org Oswego residents speak out against proposed budget increase Oswego lawmakers face decision on property tax rate hike http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-lawmakers-face-decision-property-tax-rate-hike <p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:02:05 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48063 at http://wrvo.org Oswego lawmakers face decision on property tax rate hike Fulton reaches out to Cuomo's Financial Restructuring Board for help http://wrvo.org/post/fulton-reaches-out-cuomos-financial-restructuring-board-help <p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:51:38 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47016 at http://wrvo.org Watertown City Council: incumbent Macaluso, newcomer Jennings win seats in four-way contest http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-city-council-incumbent-macaluso-newcomer-jennings-win-seats-four-way-contest <pre style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; margin: 8px; line-height: normal;"> </pre> <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Watertown's City Council contest pitted two fiscally conservative incumbents against two political newcomers who want city government to think more broadly about its role. The voters went for one of each.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:34:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 46732 at http://wrvo.org Watertown City Council: incumbent Macaluso, newcomer Jennings win seats in four-way contest Cuomo and Miner together for first time since disagreement http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-and-miner-together-first-time-disagreement <p>Today marks the first visit by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Syracuse since early October -- and the first public meeting between Cuomo and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner since a widely-publicized difference of opinion between the two.</p><p>The disagreement was over how the state should help cities like Syracuse deal with financial stress. Miner calls it nothing more than political soap opera, fueled by the media. Wed, 22 May 2013 20:47:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38280 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo and Miner together for first time since disagreement Syracuse Common Council restores fire department cuts, but that may not last http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-common-council-restores-fire-department-cuts-may-not-last <p>The pleas of Syracuse firefighters pleas were answered by the city's common councilors as they voted to restore cuts to the fire department.&nbsp;&nbsp; But, the vote by the council to shift money in the mayor's proposed budget, doesn't mean the Syracuse Fire Department will get that money. Thu, 09 May 2013 03:39:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37500 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Common Council restores fire department cuts, but that may not last Syracuse firefighters make last gasp to save Station 7 http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-firefighters-make-last-gasp-save-station-7 <p>Syracuse firefighters have made a last gasp attempt to save Engine Company Number 7 from the Mayor's budget ax. Mayor Stephanie Miner's proposed budget would shutter the crumbling station, as well as cut four members from the ranks of the firefighters.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:23:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37025 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse firefighters make last gasp to save Station 7 Governor to push for local government restructuring board http://wrvo.org/post/governor-push-local-government-restructuring-board <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes to soon create a statewide board to help fiscally strapped local governments restructure. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:56:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36829 at http://wrvo.org Council gets earful on proposed closure of Fire Station 7 http://wrvo.org/post/council-gets-earful-proposed-closure-fire-station-7 <p>Syracuse lawmakers Tuesday got an earful about the pros and cons of closing down a fire station as the Common Council held a hearing on the future of Station 7 on the city's east side. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:12:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35964 at http://wrvo.org Council gets earful on proposed closure of Fire Station 7 Proposed Syracuse budget includes cuts, consolidations http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-syracuse-budget-includes-cuts-consolidations <p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner's proposed election year budget includes no increases in taxes or fees; there are also no proposed layoffs. But despite spending cuts and consolidations, the city's fund balance takes a big hit, in order to fill a multi-million dollar budget hole. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:09:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35927 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse council approves "booting," wants more fiscal input http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-council-approves-booting-wants-more-fiscal-input <p>Syracuse will begin going after the roughly 19,000 drivers with multiple unpaid parking tickets in a few months thanks to a new deal to ramp up "booting." Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:40:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35606 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse council approves "booting," wants more fiscal input State report shows Utica in fiscal decline http://wrvo.org/post/state-report-shows-utica-fiscal-decline <p>A new state report describes the city of Utica as a city in fiscal decline. The state Comptroller's office has released a fiscal snapshot of the city as part of its new fiscal monitoring system. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:19:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32610 at http://wrvo.org Common councilors try to better understand Syracuse's fiscal problems http://wrvo.org/post/common-councilors-try-better-understand-syracuses-fiscal-problems <p>Syracuse common councilors are trying to get a clearer snapshot of the city's fiscal problems. Lawmakers have been holding a series of meetings to try to figure out how the council can take a more proactive approach to dealing with an impending budget implosion.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26565 at http://wrvo.org