Comptroller Releases Report on Rockland Budget

The New York State Comptroller released a report on Tuesday, which pointed out the pros and cons of Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s proposed 2016 budget. In the report Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli stated that the budget is a reasonable attempt to solve the fiscal issues the county is faced with, though the revenues listed are overly optimistic for the $723 million plan. DiNapoli called the sale of the Summit Park Nursing Home and the Sain Building “one-shot revenues” that likely won’t do enough to bring down the $29.5 million deficit. Ed Day’s office stated that the deficit will be reduced by the minimum of 10% saying, “The County Executive will accomplish this via budgetary practices and running government more efficiently, which has already yielded impressive savings during the first two years of his administration.” The Legislature agrees with the Comptroller’s reports that the budget will do little to keep costs down, the property tax levy will increase by 5% for homeowners. There will be a public forum on November 17 at the Allison Paris County Office Building at 7:00 PM where residents can hear further discussion on the spending plan.

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