Updated 03/22/2010 01:58 PM
Miner: Cutting city's sales tax will hurt main resources
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says cutting the city's sales tax will hurt the city's main resources. The mayor presented the city's case for a share of the county's sales tax distribution Monday.
A special commission is reworking the formula used to share sales tax revenue generated each year. During her presentation the mayor said cutting the sales tax revenue would cause the city to consolidate fire, police and department of public works services.
"The hospitals and the educational institutions and all of the people who come into Syracuse will not be able to get the kind of fire protection, police protection or DPW services that they've become accustomed to because we in the city can no longer afford to do that in the way that we have been doing so far,” said Stephanie Miner, (D) Syracuse Mayor.
The current sales tax distribution deal expires at the end of this year.