You must have brown eyes! You have a sh*tty outlook on life and everything in general.
Whatever. I'm happy thanks, I don't live in NY where parasites like Brooks and the rest of the assholes "running" utica for the last ohhhh 25 years or so have devastated an entire city with their wisdom.
Here bitch let's just blow the ass right off those diapers and lay it down real nasty like for you in hard facts about what parasite scumbags have done to your once nice city.
Here's where you live, and then if you want I'll talk about how it's 72 sunny and cheap it is where I flourish.
Utica has drawn down its fund balance and its Water Trust Fund consistently over the past four years.
Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings recently downgraded the City’s long-term rating
Between 1960 and 2000, population levels fell at an average rate of about 12% per decade.
In 2010, Utica’s population of 62,235 was 39% lower than it was in 1950.
Unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in October 2012, which was higher than the statewide average of 8.3%.
Utica’s median household income of $31,381 is lower than that of the median for all New York cities $37,607 and the statewide average $55,603.
Families in the City are poorer than in other cities, with 24.3% of the City’s families living in poverty in 2010, compared to the 16.6% average for all cities and the statewide average of 10.8%!
Utica homes grow in value at a worse rate than the rest of the state.
Utica has a property tax exemption rate of nearly 37%.(Compared to 32% for the average city)
Utica’s total revenues grew at a rate of 2.5 percent between 2001 and 2011, compared to an average growth rate of 3.4% for all cities in the State.
The City is particularly reliant on real property taxes and State aid, which represent 30.9 and 26.1% of its revenue pool, respectively.
Dinapoli's "2013 Fiscal Profile for the City of Utica " contained two typos and one charted figure that was inconsistent with data in copy.
The City also relies more heavily on federal aid – another source beyond its control – than other cities in the Mohawk Valley and in the State.
City sales growth rate increased only by 0.8% annually, on average, since 2006.
Utica spends far more for public safety than the average city at 31.2% of total expenditures compared to 25.9%.
Between 2007 and 2012, the City used $5.4 million of its fund balance to fill budget gaps, and has depleted most available balances, postponing difficult decisions to the future.