What did Roefaro do to Utica my God

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#1 Feb 16, 2013
Utica Mayor Palmieri Discusses What To Expect In His Upcoming Budget
By Jeff Monaski 2 days ago Jeff Monaski, WIBX
Highlights of Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri’s appearance on WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning:

Last year the city started the budget process with an $8 million deficit. That doesn’t change overnight, Palmieri said.

“We’re doing everything we can possibly do at this point. We’ve been bare bones. Roughly 85% of our budget is contractual.”
“The unions won’t be happy with me. The people won’t be happy with me.”
“We can cut and cut and cut. But, we need economic development.”
Response to criticism about the lack of a budget, and his absence at council meetings:

Referring to the council,“Some of the grandstanding, it goes with the territory.”
I prefer not to go to the council meetings, that is their meeting.
I speak with five or six councilors on a regular basis.
”My focus is only one focus, moving our city forward.”
Budget will be out on February 19th.
The full interview can be found in two parts here:


Syracuse, NY

#2 Feb 17, 2013
We all know what Roefaro did. He spent every dime of the city reserves making for three downgrades by Moody's and made it more expensive for the city to borrow money. He ran up a 8 million dolar city debt. He mis-spent $360,000 of HUD money the city has to pay back. He raised unsustainable public safety contracts beyond what ordinary citizens can pay and he has added a generation tax increase for you, your children and your childrens children, quits office and goes on the road with little cousin Angelo and Schumer who pays him very well with more taxpayers money. What a country we live in and he got away with it all that taxpayers most now suffer for and pay. He did this in the worse economy since the great deppression was his words and now Palmieri is no better justifing leasing a brand new police car for himself while telling taxpayers the city is broke and he's raising your taxes and blames the council for making public safety cuts as the reason there over-budget not the departments heads fault.You wonder why people and businesses are still leaving and can't make it here.

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