Utica City Government
Utica reaches tentative agreement with fire department union, mayor responds to State Comptroller's report on budget
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Just before heading into a caucus meeting in Utica City Hall at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced that the city had come to a tentative agreement with the Utica Fire Department's Union.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Office of the New York State Comptroller has issued their independent review of Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri's budget proposal.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica City Budget goes before the city's common council on Tuesday night, and with it comes a number of possible layoffs from a myriad of departments, including the City DPW and Public Safety, just to name a few. **Click the video for a live interview with Councilman At Large James Zecca shortly before Monday night's meeting**
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Friday is a big night for the Utica Common Council, with two new laws to be voted on, and there is a possibility that the council will vote on the number of cuts to the police and fire departments.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica's Common Council held a meeting and public hearing Wednesday night on the city's budget with two councilors unveiling a resolution that they felt would keep taxes below the state's 2% tax cap.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - If Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri's budget proposal and its 38 cuts go through, the city will likely lose part of a fire house.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica's Common Council has less than a week to make any changes to the mayor's proposed city budget and they'll unveil their budget amendments Wednesday night. One amendment, in particular, shares the pain to all city workers.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - It's an unsavory irony that cities like Utica find themselves dealing with at budget time - cutting services, but raising taxes.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The deadline for the Common Council to make amendments to the Utica Mayor's budget proposal is approaching and Mayor Robert Palmieri's proposal calls for an 18% tax hike and dozens of layoffs.
Councilmembers to propose Utica Budget without tax increase; police unions say health plan proposal 'a tough sell'
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica's Common Council has one more week to work with the city budget before they have to have a final budget in place. They're looking for major concessions, city-wide, and that's going to be a tough sell to members of the city's police union.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Saturday is the big day for public safety and city government in Utica, as the Common Council meets with the police and fire chiefs, along with union leadership.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The roughly $10.5 million state aid payment headed for the city of Utica in late March got here early, Thursday morning, March 8, thanks to some pleading by state lawmakers on behalf of a broke city.
Utica Common Council tackles tax cap, public safety, separate tax accounts among many issues at meeting
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica Common Council voted 7-2 in favor of surpassing the governor's 2 percent tax cap. The proposed budget calls for an 18 percent tax hike and dozens of job cuts. On the chopping block, public safety and the department of public works.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - In an effort to cut money anywhere possible, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri is asking the city police and fire departments to ground take-home cars for anyone below the rank of chief, assistant chief and deputy chief.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A flag is now waving above Utica's City Hall commemorating Welsh culture.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - There is an uncontrolled variable on the horizon that could carve a nearly $2 million hole in Utica's proposed city budget and force even more than the 38 layoffs than Mayor Robert Palmieri is currently proposing in order to balance the budget. It's the city's ambulance service.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and State Senator Joe Griffo met with Utica officials on Monday to discuss the city's finances.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - After proposing a cut of nearly 40 jobs and raising taxes 18%, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri says it's time to get creative about finding new sources of revenue.
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri's 2012-2013 budget proposal carries an 18.19% tax increase and calls for 38 layoffs. With the bulk of those layoffs in the realm of public safety, the question taking shape is - how much is membership willing to give in order to save the jobs of their co-workers?
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Four days after the City of Utica agreed to take out a $5 million, short-term loan, they're dipping into the well again.