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Auditors: City built deficits into budgets for 3 years

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The city has built a structural deficit into its budgets for three years, independent auditors said Monday when they presented the 2011 audit to the City Council. In 2010, the city used a budget that was intended to spend more than it received in revenues. City officials planned to cover the shortfall with savings, but auditor Jim Cusack said it was still a deficit. City officials did not make the audit available publicly last year. ...


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tonijean613
May 15, 2012
6:11 a.m.

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Mr. McCarthy,

You need to understand that residents are not paying their taxes because most cant afford them ! Especially relative to the value of the home. Put a real property tax cap of 1% of the value of each home or a combined 2% cap including school taxes. Balance the budget by instituting a small tax on all the non-profits that are not currently conributing anything while reaping all the benefits, immediately stop all overtime and stop the accumulation of sick and vacation time . sick and vacation time should only be available and used in any given year- not carried over and expensed to us, because we have already paid for this time in the form of salaries. Public employees should not be allowed to double dip- use it or lose it. And immediately stop all public employees from taking any city owned vehicle home- Cut the fleet and require employees to share and sign out cars during work hours as needed. Stop all the bloated perks !!

mad97dog
May 15, 2012
7:37 a.m.

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Nice job McCarthy...Sounds like ToniJean should be running the city.

justapto
May 15, 2012
8:19 a.m.

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McCarthy seems to have hidden all this information prior to last years election. Would he be Mayor today if the voters or Schenectady had the real accounting of his record?

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