UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica city officials are working toward approving the city's budget.
So the city of Utica Board of Estimate and Apportionment voted unanimously to approve the city's $71.8 million budget.
The move is just one step in the budget that's being finalized.
The budget comes with a 2 percent tax decrease for Utica residents.
The Utica Common Council now has until March 20 to pass any amendments to the budget for the mayor to consider.
And for the city of Utica, the new fiscal year begins on April 1.