Mayor Warren unveils proposed city budget

The proposed budget will go to City Council for review

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Mayor Lovely Warren released her proposed budget for the City of Rochester on Friday, and spending is going up.

The mayor's office expects that the average city homeowner will see their tax bill lowered by $63.89 under Mayor Lovely Warren’s spending plan, a net decrease of $34.91. 

Despite facing a nearly $50 million gap, the city will increase its budget nearly 1.3 percent to roughly $525 million.

Capital investments are expected to stay the same compared to last year's budget.

One of the points Mayor Warren made was her office's commitment into investing into the city's youth and families.

"To our citizens, we are putting our money where our mouth is and increasing our investment to programs for children and families program by $800,000 and investing in improvements into the Adams Street and Ryan R-Centers in partnership with the Rochester City School District," said Mayor Warren.

The state is giving Rochester more than $4 million for roadway improvements.

Mayor Warren also stressed that they will continue to stress the Kiva small business lending program, and a van pooling service the city offers as a way to increase employment.

The proposed budget will go to City Council for review, with Council holding hearings on June 7, 13, 14. The Council will vote at their meeting on June 20.

View Mayor Warren's budget proposal here

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