Mayor Brown unveils 2019-2020 budget on Wednesday

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Mayor Byron Brown unveiled his new budget Wednesday.  

The $500 million spending plan holds the line on taxes, with a slight drop for homeowners and a slight increase on commercial property.

This new budget includes pay raises for all elected officials that was recommended by a commission.  

He as also wants to add new firefighters and police officers to cut down on overtime and Buffalo schools would receive the same amount of funding, $71 million.   

City Hall also wants to take over the city’s street lights system.

“The department is also deploying new technologies to address potholes more efficiently while the budget increases city street repair and maintenance funding. Let me repeat that, the budget increases city street repair and maintenance funding,” Mayor Brown said.

The Buffalo Common Council has until May 22 to approve the new budget.

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