The Rockland County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee will begin reviewing the proposed budget for 2014 this week, to determine whether cuts in spending and taxes could be made. Chairman of the ten-member committee, Legislator Michael Grant, stated that he has scheduled a dozen meetings starting tonight at 7:15 PM. According to Grant the committee is hoping that the review will be finished and a clear financial solution will be released a week earlier than in past years, giving the board more time to hear other proposals and brainstorm for the best financial plan before they vote. County Executive Scott Vanderhoef submitted the proposed budget last week and calls for a 9.9 percent tax raise, which equals about $101 per household. According to minority leader Cris Carey having the reviews submitted a week earlier will give everyone time to discuss making cuts, so that the county does not have to break the 2 percent tax cap.
Rockland Legislators To Review Proposed Budget
October 29, 2013 By