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Canandaigua City Council mulls 5.5% increase in tax levy for 2021

The Canandaigua City Council is working to reduce a tax levy increase that was included in the proposed 2021 budget.

A public hearing is set for Thursday, which is based on a plan that is less than the original expected tax increase.

Originally, the tax levy increase was expected to fall around 8%, and now it seems that Canandaigua will be able to pull that down to approximately 5.5%.


Spending will decrease by 2.23% in 2021. A cut to the capital reserve will also help create a small decrease in the potential upswing, if it gets final approvals.

Some councilors are worried about families in the city who are already hurting, and what an increase could mean for them.

“We’re sensitive to the fate of our property owners,” Councilor Jim Terwilliger said. “We’re going to have a lot of hurting people.”

The budget is expected to be approved by the legal deadlines.

 

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