Utica Tax Increase
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#1 Feb 18, 2009
Your thoughts on this.

A huge stimulus plan by the Federal Government, and the State Government is pulling back their finances. This should raise some concerns, both at the state and local levels.

Let's see some waves people. This is OUR government. Take some control...let's hear it!
Molly

Ithaca, NY

#2 Feb 18, 2009
This is so bad! Raising taxes again! Who in the Utica Area can afford to have their taxes go up double digits. Your lucky if you have a job in Utica and if you do you know you don't make much. They are taxing me right out of my house. My mortage payment is less than my taxes. What about the stimulus money. Where is that going. We should all go on welfare. Those on it are smarter than the rest of us that our breaking are ass working and never having anything to show for it! Living in Utica, New York SUCKS!!
madcapthrowsup

AOL

#3 Feb 18, 2009
who is going to pay the taxes? the increase? Are they counting on the drug dealers to pay taxes. I know many who are leaving Utica
Come on

Oneida, NY

#4 Feb 18, 2009
With Obama signing the stimulus we still have to wait till it starts working and Utica wants to raise taxes. You have to be kidding. No jobs, have to pay mortgage put food on the table. Take care of children. Pay is not going up. How is this going to help. There goes your $7.00 from the stimulus in your paycheck and then some in June.
lori

United States

#5 Feb 18, 2009
if the mayor didn't employ an personal driver and all his relatives on the city's payroll we'd actually be cutting taxes
water cooler

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#6 Feb 18, 2009
So we suck it up and pay. Dave has to pay, too. You ppl had to realize this was coming when they cut the sales tax. It's gotta be made up for 1 way or the other.

It's for our city!
Over It

Fayetteville, NY

#7 Feb 18, 2009
Uticans ultimately won't get a "double digit" increase, they will however get a single digit 9% increase and breath a sigh of relief. It's the oldest political trick in the book.
Molly

Ithaca, NY

#8 Feb 18, 2009
Don't you people get it. It is always the same thing they always trick us. With the economy the way it is how can they do this to us! How can they raise the taxes they are taking everything from us. Just sucking us dry!! I know it isn't just in Utica it is all over but come on we "are the people" they work for us but the politicians do what they want not what the people want. Let me in City Hall and I will balance the budget and decrease taxes. It takes a women to fix these problems!
Money

Claremont, NH

#9 Feb 18, 2009
They need someone in city hall that can count. We need to get rid of mayor Daves friends and family plan that would save us some tax money. Mayor Dave go back to blowing stiffs.
Come on

Oneida, NY

#10 Feb 19, 2009
I agree with you Molly.Hopefully everyone can refinance for a lower mortgage to pay every thing else going up. If you are living on a budget where are people going to get the extra money to pay rising taxes along with everything else.
bend over tax

Syracuse, NY

#11 Feb 19, 2009
water cooler wrote:
So we suck it up and pay. Dave has to pay, too. You ppl had to realize this was coming when they cut the sales tax. It's gotta be made up for 1 way or the other.
It's for our city!
It is the freind's and family's city... not ours. Yes,they have to pay too, but don't worry about them, they got their raises and will raise rates on their personal business to make it up. Why not refurbish the mayor's office, maybe that will help?(But it's not City government's fault.)
New slogan:
Utica..The Bend Over and Take It City.
definitly

Auburn, NY

#12 Feb 19, 2009
this is definitly crazy!! how can we affor dit
Tizzy

Manlius, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2009
bend over tax wrote:
<quoted text>
It is the freind's and family's city... not ours. Yes,they have to pay too, but don't worry about them, they got their raises and will raise rates on their personal business to make it up. Why not refurbish the mayor's office, maybe that will help?(But it's not City government's fault.)
New slogan:
Utica..The Bend Over and Take It City.
TIZ the city of politics my friend. You can use my cornlube when they're done with me.
bend over tax

Syracuse, NY

#14 Feb 19, 2009
Tizzy wrote:
<quoted text>TIZ the city of politics my friend. You can use my cornlube when they're done with me.
Tt's rape....They don't use lube.
Edgar

New York, NY

#15 Feb 19, 2009
Taxes are going up once again.
I (an ordinary citizen with no political or management experience)
can think of many ways to trim the fat and save the city money.
Councilman Meola's recent proposal to cut UFD brass positions is one thing that I thought of, along with through attrition, reducing the number of officers at the UPD. Despite the crime in Utica, NOBODY can justify the number of policeman that we have for a city our size with an ever dwindling population. I can go on and on but it isn't going to make a difference.
maxxbialystock

AOL

#16 Feb 19, 2009
There is only one problem with what Edgar proposes. UNIONS!
Edgar

New York, NY

#17 Feb 19, 2009
maxxbialystock wrote:
There is only one problem with what Edgar proposes. UNIONS!
Well the "UNIONS" do not dictate what compliment you have to have to protect the city.
Unions are becoming a thing of the past, due mostly in part, because they are what has put us in the situation that we are presently in.
Capt Jack

Ithaca, NY

#18 Feb 19, 2009
We pay the increase to pay for the pay increases and benefits of the employees and officials of Utica. Its interesting that those employees and officials have better benefits and pay packages than many of the people struggling to pay the taxes. I wonder if Utica's Economic Development Commissioner has any intention of paying his property taxes or will he once again claim that he is suffering to much financially to pay them. I am seriously considering only paying last years level of taxes and forgoing the increase. I just can't afford to have more stolen by these clowns. Remember that your 2007 taxes went to pay for an 85,000 dollar snowblower that was never used. Who knows better what to do with your money the officials such as Dave, Bobby, Joan, or Wojnas. I'll keep what little I have left, if you please.
Jed

New York, NY

#19 Feb 19, 2009
This must be part of the mayor's Master Plan
cant

Auburn, NY

#20 Feb 19, 2009
we cant pay them now

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