Yonkers City Council Minority Leader John Murtagh (District 5) wrote, “This Agenda and attachments were sent without my approval or review. I note that I am listed as a co-sponsor of legislation that would increase the Income Tax surcharge to 15%. I do not and will not agree to that increase and request that my name be immediately removed from that legislation. In the future please do not list me as a co-sponsor of legislation I have neither seen nor approved.”
Evidently in response to Mr Murtagh’s acrimonious email in reference to the Special Meeting agenda, Yonkers City council President Chuck Lesnick wrote, “The call to the 3:00 pm special meeting of the city council to vote the mayor’s proposed amended budget was premised on the notion that we might be able to restore some service cuts if we got more cooperation from labor. I put forth the public notice for the “worst-case scenario” for the maximum potential income tax surcharge for the purpose of scheduling a meeting NOT because there was any consensus on any specific number. If the City does not get concessions from the unions by 3:00pm on Friday, we will recess the meeting and defer action until Saturday when we will vote on the Mayor’s amended budget with no restoration of services.”
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