Yonkers mayor proposes $1.14 billion budget to Council

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano proposed a $1.14 billion budget for 2018 to the City Council late Thursday afternoon.



He's proposing a .27 percent increase in property taxes and more funding for Yonkers public schools.



News 12 spoke with Superintendent Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, who says it will help maintain and sustain programs. However, he says it's not enough because enrollment is on the rise and he'd like to hire more administrators.



The mayor says the extra funding will aid in the reconstruction of some of the older school buildings.



The City Council will analyze the proposed budget and hold public hearings for input. They must pass the 2018 budget by the June 1 deadline.


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