Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner vetoed a small tax increase Wednesday that was approved 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.
She says the Council "sprung" a last minute tax increase on residents inside $6.8 million in budget amendments, with no public dialogue beforehand.
More complaints about pot holes has Mayor Stephanie Miner calling on Syracuse residents to help the city locate and fix them. New efforts and technology by the Department of Public Works are trying to solve a deep problem.
Since the first big thaw swept through the Syracuse area, you've probably noticed the big orange signs for detours and construction.Road construction season is well underway in an around Syracuse, and the city is trying to make navigating the streets a little more bearable. City Hall has launched a new website to inform residents and commuters about delays and detours caused by road work.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner releases her budget proposal Tuesday, and it includes five million dollars to hire more police officers and firefighters. As many as 25 new police officers and 25 firefighters could be on the streets starting next year. Miner says it's about balancing retirements and new positions with overtime costs. Miner says the city can’t hide behind its money troubles and do nothing. Common Council majority leader Helen Hudson says unless the state or federal governments provide more resources, that’s all they can hire for right now.
It's finally official. Nearly 6 years of work culminated Monday in the transfer of day-to-day operations of Syracuse's Hancock Airport from the City of Syracuse to the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.
Hancock was the last major airport in the state to make the switch. Mayor Stephanie Miner says it will allow the airport to realize its full potential.