EXCLUSIVE: NYS Comptroller DiNapoli in Negotiations with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Over Adoption of City’s FY2012-2013 By HEZI ARIS

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Spano_MikeOutdoor DiNapoli_ThomasYONKERS, NY – June 23, 2012 – Yonkers Tribune, based upon reliable sources who have requested anonymity, has been advised that Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s FY2012-2013 Budget has yet to gain the coveted certification required from the Office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The rumor mill of those few in the know immediately jumped to designating the budget to have been rejected, but that is not the case.

The Office of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli has brought up two issues. The first concerns the Yonkers Board of Education fund balance, which was nearly exhausted in completing the final budget requested by the Yonkers Public School. The second concern was the reduction of 30 Yonkers Firefighters and the closing of two Firehouses that rests on the city side of the equation.

As things stand today, Saturday, June 23, 2012, Yonkers City Hall and the NYS Comptroller’s Office are in engaged in negotiation to win the Comptroller’s Office over on the concerns noted. Should a negotiated agreement not be concluded by the Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Regular Meeting of the Yonkers City Council, a revised budget will need to be presented to the Yonkers City Council. It may also happen that an amendment to Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s FY2012-2013 Budget will need to be included to mitigate the concerns noted by the NYS Comptroller’s Office.

Having yet to gain certification will cause a further delay and ratchet the angst felt by Yonkers Department of Finance Commissioner John Liszewski’s for his inability to send out the tax bills that were scheduled to be sent out around July 6, 2012.

eHeziEXCLUSIVE: NYS Comptroller DiNapoli in Negotiations with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Over Adoption of City’s FY2012-2013 By HEZI ARIS

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  1. Hey McGoey (and the rest of the McGoey/Former Fatzy Thugs) listen to the 80% of the Yonkers Firefighters (see Just want to do my job said..) when they are telling you to “Listen” to those who just want to have a job and protect the city and not to use their jobs as leverage for the union leaders and a small handfull of YFD members, who think otherwise.

  2. Im a Yonkers Firefighter and McGoey dosent speak for all of us. I have a family to take care unlike McGoey’s wife who works for Union Busting County Executive Rob Astorino, my family only has one income my wife stays home with my kids. I need to work.

  3. Brodsky’s commentary is laughable. He, along with Mike Spano, Nick Spano etc., etc. in Albany, were the drug dealers who fed Yonkers addiction. “Yeah” they heralded together: “We’ll bail you out; we’ll give you another one-shot; How ’bout a kelo of spin-ups to give you the high you need to pass a budget while collectively we thump our chests and say job well done! We made it until our next fix!!” He praises Mike Spano and presents his holier-than-thou pontification on his all-knowing solution to a problem that he and Mike and etal in Albany created. Go peddle your crap elsewhere Richard, and Mike take responsibility that the problem you’re dealing with today as Mayor was created by you and your brother. Can you handle the cold turkey?

  4. yep and then there is this
    the strangest article yet
    for one: Brodsky doesn’t disclose his relationship to Yonkers
    and in this so nice piece the is a subtle absolution to the politicians responsible for this fiscal irresponsibility and an equally subtle blaming of taxpayers for the current situation?
    how he dare he.
    careful of the those baring gifts….
    heads should roll.
    http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/N-Y-s-about-to-pay-for-its-fiscal-gimmickry-3653703.php

  5. Its probably the fact that the city is spending money to cut money. They are throwing away a federal grant, while in the process violating contracts that if upheld in court, the city will have to will have to fund without the federal grant .

  6. DiNapoli is a joke. He keeps issuing the same doom and gloom warnings to Yonkers and certifies the budget anyway. Truly pathetic.

  7. McGoey must have offered DiNapoli a lifetime park pass at the Station 9 YFD Exotic Farm Animal Museum as well as Free Lifetime Meals at the new Fatzy Fitzpatrick Pizza and Pasta Emporium. All joking aside, if you take a closer look at the propsed budget, while the issues regarding the Fire Department are important, it should not be the # 2 issue on the table for the State to look at. What about the proposed cuts within the Police Department? Crime is on the rise in our city. Maybe the fireman can complain that thugs are starting to throw things at Fire Trucks and there is no police anywhere around to protect them. “Politics At Its Usual Worst Working Against The Taxpayers”

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