Common Council http://waer.org en Miner Vetoes Tax Increase http://waer.org/post/miner-vetoes-tax-increase <p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner vetoed a small tax increase Wednesday that was approved &nbsp;last week by Common Councilors. In her letter to the city clerk, Miner says her objection is based not only on the extra spending, but also on the process.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She says the Council "sprung" a last minute tax increase on residents inside $6.8 million in budget amendments, with no public </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> beforehand.&nbsp;</span></p><p>In a release from Miner's office, she says:</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 22:23:52 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 18233 at http://waer.org Miner Vetoes Tax Increase Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife http://waer.org/post/syracuse-land-bank-could-be-key-saving-house-where-oz-creator-met-his-future-wife <div>The abandoned, boarded-up Syracuse house where Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum first met his future wife might finally have a brighter future via the land bank. &nbsp;Syracuse common councilors Monday approved the sale of the tax delinquent house at 678 W. Onondaga&nbsp;Street to the land bank, which then could choose to sell it to the Baum Foundation.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Executive Director Kathleen DiScenna says the couple met in 1881. &nbsp; She says his late niece Cynthia told her,</div><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:28:57 +0000 Scott Willis 18141 at http://waer.org Syracuse Land Bank Could be Key to Saving House Where "Oz" Creator Met His Future Wife Common Councilors Nix Plan to have Businesses Pay for Upkeep of Connective Corridor http://waer.org/post/common-councilors-nix-plan-have-businesses-pay-upkeep-connective-corridor <p>With an overwhelming “no,” the Syracuse Common Council shot down a plan to have businesses along the <a href="http://connectivecorridor.syr.edu/">Connective Corridor </a>pay a special maintenance tax.&nbsp; Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:16:50 +0000 Chris Bolt & Kaitlyn Richards 3537 at http://waer.org Common Councilors Nix Plan to have Businesses Pay for Upkeep of Connective Corridor