First Budget for Mayor

First Budget for Mayor

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Healer

Utica, NY

#1 Oct 3, 2012
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.

Fusco met with reporters from the Rome Sentinel and had little to say as the city Treasurer attempted to explain the proposed budget that was to be submitted to the councl this afternoon. When he was directly asked where he made cuts before he raised taxes over 16 percent his replied, "this is a tough nut to crack" and continued to repeat himself throughout the session. Several times he made sounds resembling mumblings and stared at the pages.

Fusco had requested an extension on the budget presentation whch was due onthe last day of September. He indicated it was their "first" time doing this and wanted this document to be accurate. Today when the budget was unveiled the first term mayor seemed less than convinced of the final numbers and said, "costs arent available on health insurance but will be available during the budget process". Asked if this budget was accurate the newly elected offcial replied, "this is a tough nut to crack".

A super majority of the council is needed to exceed the cap of 2 percent the state of New York has imposed upon municipalities. The mayor had little to say on the cap today but when asked if he thought a super majority of the council would pass any increase beyond the cap he replied,"we dont know what that all means a super majority and all. Thats what you get when you dont raise taxes so we figured we'd raise taxes and then go from there".
accountant

Quincy, MA

#2 Oct 3, 2012
Healer wrote:
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.
Fusco met with reporters from the Rome Sentinel and had little to say as the city Treasurer attempted to explain the proposed budget that was to be submitted to the councl this afternoon. When he was directly asked where he made cuts before he raised taxes over 16 percent his replied, "this is a tough nut to crack" and continued to repeat himself throughout the session. Several times he made sounds resembling mumblings and stared at the pages.
Fusco had requested an extension on the budget presentation whch was due onthe last day of September. He indicated it was their "first" time doing this and wanted this document to be accurate. Today when the budget was unveiled the first term mayor seemed less than convinced of the final numbers and said, "costs arent available on health insurance but will be available during the budget process". Asked if this budget was accurate the newly elected offcial replied, "this is a tough nut to crack".
A super majority of the council is needed to exceed the cap of 2 percent the state of New York has imposed upon municipalities. The mayor had little to say on the cap today but when asked if he thought a super majority of the council would pass any increase beyond the cap he replied,"we dont know what that all means a super majority and all. Thats what you get when you dont raise taxes so we figured we'd raise taxes and then go from there".
This high level of intelligence must be why he rejected the $500,000 meter savings program. We didn't need the money? Rome will not survive this idiot and his incompetence!
Matt

Utica, NY

#3 Oct 3, 2012
He cant walk and chew gum at the same time
4th ward

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 3, 2012
he should make cuts and start with the low life scummers he hired that are his friends. Plus cut his own salary
Easy One

Rome, NY

#6 Oct 3, 2012
YOU FREAKING GOOF BALL. Rome city taxes has nothing to do with Obama, or gas prices. When are you dip shits going to get it throught you thick head, and stop trying to mix apples and oranges. The tax increase in Rome has nothing to do with either one, and the council can't and won't do shit about it. It is FUSCO, and his stupidity along with the sky high school system sticking their hands in our pockets anytime they can't make do with what they have. Fusco needed a way to get the money to pay for all those people he hired, and the ones he gave raises to even though there was suppose to be a freeze on pay and hiring. So all you FUCKODITES should be real pleased with yourself's, you and Fusco fucked all of us over. You happy now?
You know

Dracut, MA

#7 Oct 3, 2012
Healer wrote:
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.
Fusco met with reporters from the Rome Sentinel and had little to say as the city Treasurer attempted to explain the proposed budget that was to be submitted to the councl this afternoon. When he was directly asked where he made cuts before he raised taxes over 16 percent his replied, "this is a tough nut to crack" and continued to repeat himself throughout the session. Several times he made sounds resembling mumblings and stared at the pages.
Fusco had requested an extension on the budget presentation whch was due onthe last day of September. He indicated it was their "first" time doing this and wanted this document to be accurate. Today when the budget was unveiled the first term mayor seemed less than convinced of the final numbers and said, "costs arent available on health insurance but will be available during the budget process". Asked if this budget was accurate the newly elected offcial replied, "this is a tough nut to crack".
A super majority of the council is needed to exceed the cap of 2 percent the state of New York has imposed upon municipalities. The mayor had little to say on the cap today but when asked if he thought a super majority of the council would pass any increase beyond the cap he replied,"we dont know what that all means a super majority and all. Thats what you get when you dont raise taxes so we figured we'd raise taxes and then go from there".
Great budget message Mayor Fusco. Don't let Tammy get to you. Maybe mayor brownstain should have raised taxes a little bit when he was in office that way you wouldn't be left with this burden. Keep up the good work. Healer is a hoser. Brown gone for good.
lastlaugh

Watertown, NY

#8 Oct 3, 2012
i hope the council does not let this happen and finds some cuts somewhere... soon no one will be able to afford to live in ny state
Healer wrote:
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.
Fusco met with reporters from the Rome Sentinel and had little to say as the city Treasurer attempted to explain the proposed budget that was to be submitted to the councl this afternoon. When he was directly asked where he made cuts before he raised taxes over 16 percent his replied, "this is a tough nut to crack" and continued to repeat himself throughout the session. Several times he made sounds resembling mumblings and stared at the pages.
Fusco had requested an extension on the budget presentation whch was due onthe last day of September. He indicated it was their "first" time doing this and wanted this document to be accurate. Today when the budget was unveiled the first term mayor seemed less than convinced of the final numbers and said, "costs arent available on health insurance but will be available during the budget process". Asked if this budget was accurate the newly elected offcial replied, "this is a tough nut to crack".
A super majority of the council is needed to exceed the cap of 2 percent the state of New York has imposed upon municipalities. The mayor had little to say on the cap today but when asked if he thought a super majority of the council would pass any increase beyond the cap he replied,"we dont know what that all means a super majority and all. Thats what you get when you dont raise taxes so we figured we'd raise taxes and then go from there".
Taxpayer

Rome, NY

#9 Oct 4, 2012
I'm not Tammy or Doug or whoever that other name that seems to be blamed for having the brains to know when someone is unqualified and in over their head.When a mayor has to raise taxes they should make sure they have presented a lean budget package. They should also make sure they have not padded the payroll with their buddies and eliminated positions under the guise of salary savings which have been eliminated and actually exceeded by these appointments. You can say what you want about Brown but this is Fuscos rodeo and no one told him he had to raise taxes except for Jon Nash that wrote this budget. Now we know it has one vote on the council already don't we? The only thing our mayor was concerned with was flowers, DPW, political revenge, and favors for supporters. Now HE will be judged!
You know wrote:
<quoted text>Great budget message Mayor Fusco. Don't let Tammy get to you. Maybe mayor brownstain should have raised taxes a little bit when he was in office that way you wouldn't be left with this burden. Keep up the good work. Healer is a hoser. Brown gone for good.
Jalapeno Jose

Rome, NY

#10 Oct 4, 2012
Griffo never raised taxes in the 12 years he was mayor! not once!!!
12 JOE SAL 12

Liverpool, NY

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
I'm not Tammy or Doug or whoever that other name that seems to be blamed for having the brains to know when someone is unqualified and in over their head.When a mayor has to raise taxes they should make sure they have presented a lean budget package. They should also make sure they have not padded the payroll with their buddies and eliminated positions under the guise of salary savings which have been eliminated and actually exceeded by these appointments. You can say what you want about Brown but this is Fuscos rodeo and no one told him he had to raise taxes except for Jon Nash that wrote this budget. Now we know it has one vote on the council already don't we? The only thing our mayor was concerned with was flowers, DPW, political revenge, and favors for supporters. Now HE will be judged!<quoted text>
vERY WELL SAID!
union guy

Utica, NY

#12 Oct 4, 2012
Speaking of John Nash, he wrote every budget with Jim Brown except for one or two. If theres a blame game Nash better stand up first. Im working at city hall and seeing the most lazy and ignorant slob stroll into work when he feels like, lie and leave for his coffee runs.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#13 Oct 4, 2012
Healer wrote:
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.
While your arithmetic is flawless, there is a serious error in your mathematics.

Even still, a 5.5% increase in taxes in the outer-district isnot acceptable. With the GNP growing less than 2%, nobody got a 5.5% increase in income last year. How do they think they can get more money out of property owners?
union guy

Utica, NY

#14 Oct 4, 2012
You see, Frank, our unions have listened to his lies for over a year now. Not only did he appear before our membership, but he made a committment to settle the contracts with raises retroactive.
He never should have done that or said that until he had all the facts on the city budget. Instead he lied his way into office.
Yes, the total increase of taxes is over 16 percent. I work there and NEVER has the city hit the taxpayers with an increasein water of nine percent.
He restored our old health insurance because our membership rised hell over it. In hindsight, I'd rather sees pay raises for our members which directly effects retirements and such.

I did not vote for this guy. I saw through the lies and desperate need he had to become an elected official.Now my membership has no possible thought of a pay raise and got handed tax increases. Shafted!!
get real

Watertown, NY

#15 Oct 4, 2012
Healer wrote:
Mayor "Joe" Fusco Junior presented to the Rome Common Council an increase of city taxes of five percent and an increases in water over nine percent and sewer increase of over 2.5 percent.
Thats an increase of over 16 percent for the year 2013.
Fusco met with reporters from the Rome Sentinel and had little to say as the city Treasurer attempted to explain the proposed budget that was to be submitted to the councl this afternoon. When he was directly asked where he made cuts before he raised taxes over 16 percent his replied, "this is a tough nut to crack" and continued to repeat himself throughout the session. Several times he made sounds resembling mumblings and stared at the pages.
Fusco had requested an extension on the budget presentation whch was due onthe last day of September. He indicated it was their "first" time doing this and wanted this document to be accurate. Today when the budget was unveiled the first term mayor seemed less than convinced of the final numbers and said, "costs arent available on health insurance but will be available during the budget process". Asked if this budget was accurate the newly elected offcial replied, "this is a tough nut to crack".
A super majority of the council is needed to exceed the cap of 2 percent the state of New York has imposed upon municipalities. The mayor had little to say on the cap today but when asked if he thought a super majority of the council would pass any increase beyond the cap he replied,"we dont know what that all means a super majority and all. Thats what you get when you dont raise taxes so we figured we'd raise taxes and then go from there".
looks like you where right and I was wrong
Ha Ha

South Butler, NY

#16 Oct 4, 2012
The only "tough nut" left to crack is named Joe Fusco

At 1st I thought he would get something done in the city but he has turned into a real disaster.

What in the hell were we thinking?? We would be better off witout a mayor. Let John Massafaro and the common council run the city. At least we would save Joey's salary -$80 grand plus for leading us down the path of destruction.

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#17 Oct 4, 2012
union guy wrote:
Yes, the total increase of taxes is over 16 percent. I work there and NEVER has the city hit the taxpayers with an increasein water of nine percent.
Sorry, but your algebra is messed up.

(a*b)+(c*d)+(e*f) does NOT equal (a + c + e)*(b + d + f)
Knows

Rome, NY

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Jalapeno Jose wrote:
Griffo never raised taxes in the 12 years he was mayor! not once!!!
Guess again!
Knows

Rome, NY

#19 Oct 4, 2012
union guy wrote:
Speaking of John Nash, he wrote every budget with Jim Brown except for one or two. If theres a blame game Nash better stand up first. Im working at city hall and seeing the most lazy and ignorant slob stroll into work when he feels like, lie and leave for his coffee runs.
Well since he is not working for the city persay, then I guess he can stroll in anytime he feels like it now can't he.
Knows

Rome, NY

#20 Oct 4, 2012
frankcor wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but your algebra is messed up.
(a*b)+(c*d)+(e*f) does NOT equal (a + c + e)*(b + d + f)
Frank you are killing me here! Let me put it so everyone can understand.

Joe Fusco= Mayor= people= Rome= screwed. There simple math Frank.
LOL

Rome, NY

#21 Oct 4, 2012
Knows wrote:
<quoted text>
Frank you are killing me here! Let me put it so everyone can understand.
Joe Fusco= Mayor= people= Rome= screwed. There simple math Frank.
Slow Joe has to go

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