New York’s mayors reject Cuomo’s consolidation plan proposal, request more state aid

At the annual New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, mayors across the state rejected Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for municipalities to create consolidation plans.

Proposed as a way to reduce property taxes, the governor has encouraged municipalities to consider shared services and consolidation through draft plans that residents would vote on as part of the November ballot. But NYCOM Executive Director Peter A. Baynes said imposing another state mandate is not a way to address high property taxes.

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