YONKERS, NY — June 2, 2018 —The City of Yonkers City Council Republican Caucus would like to inform the residents of Yonkers that they are working closely with Mayor Míke Spano and their democratic colleagues on the City Council to balance the upcoming fiscal year’s operating budget.
The Republican Caucus believes that it is vital that a comprehensive budget is approved with the right balance in cost cutting and revenue increases.
Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Michael Breen said, “my Republican caucus has gone line by line through the executive budget to identify where we can tighten our belts. We must run more efficiently and leaner than ever. Every dollar will count in this year’s budget.”
As a new councilmember I swore to uphold the charter of the City of Yonkers. The charter calls for the passage of a budget by June 1st. We are working with the Mayor and the Democratic Councilmembers to find a clear and balanced solution,” said Councilman Rubbo. “Not only are we trying to solve this year’s budget, but we are working to ensure this year’s increase in revenues help our city through the coming fiscal years as well.”
I have worked as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for the past 30 years. I am working diligently to apply my core accounting principles to balancing the budget and to laying the groundwork for us to shift Yonkers out of this never ending story of looming budget issues,” stated Councilman Merante.
The Council Republicans expect to meet with the Mayor over the weekend to continue negotiating a path to passage.
SOURCE: Steven Tvert, Yonkers City Council Republican Spokesperson