BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo’s Common Council passed a spending plan for the Queen City.
Lawmakers say the new budget cuts property taxes, while holding the line on spending and the garbage user fee.
The spending plan includes money for infrastructure and fixing roads.
It also sets aside money to buy squad cars to update the police department’s aging fleet.
Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana said “We’re buying 15. The department actually looked for 60 to be purchased. I was actually looking for 30 for the district, but the final number is 15, so we have to work on this to get more cars for the Buffalo police to use.
The budget increases funding for several programs, including summer youth employment.
The new fiscal year begins on July 1.