Yonkers City Council approves $1B budget

The vote happened after more than four hours

The vote happened after more than four hours of deliberations. (Credit: News 12 Westchester)

The Yonkers City Council passed its $1 billion budget for 2015 early Wednesday morning with a vote of six to one.

Mayor Mike Spano's budget includes a savings of $9 million to the Board of Education by consolidation. Residents will also see a property tax rebate of $200 by keeping within the state tax cap. Vital services were not cut and $5 million was set aside in a contingency fund to hopefully...

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