City Budget

The Party Is Over

In Niagara Falls there is plenty of stress over a proposed tax increase. What stresses me more, is the fact that

this proposed tax increase would amount to an overall increase of about $2,371,724. On the other hand, the payroll would increase by $3,024,000 to a total of $31,758,233. Benefits will increase by $501,822 to a total of $27,670,000. The total payroll and benefits in 2018 will be 59,428,232. The total property tax to be collected is approximately $31,476,738. With or without casino revenues this trend is not sustainable. The tax increase will not even cover payroll.