LWV in the News: Residents Discuss Unfunded Mandates at Forum

By Ashley Helms, Hometown Media, November 14, 2013

Saving money and preparing for unfunded mandates handed down by New York State has been what some municipal governments consider to be the most severe financial strain over the past several years, but community leaders have attempted to create discourse in order to encourage residents to educate themselves as much as possible on the effects of the mandates and perhaps lobby for change.

The Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters held a forum on Nov. 7 at the Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont to inform attendees about the pressures of paying for unfunded mandates in the era of the state-imposed tax levy cap, which, as of this municipal budgetary year, will be lowered from 2 percent to 1.66 percent. Read the rest of the article …




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