18 Jun Marino outlines plan to raise revenue in Uitca without rais…
UTICA, N.Y. — Utica mayoral candidate, Joe Marino, held a press conference Tuesday to talk about his plan to raise revenue in the city with no new taxes if elected.
Marino says his ideas to raise revenue and reduce taxes are sales tax revenue sharing, providing non-emergency transportation services in the city, and creating an impound lot for the Utica Police Department.
He also says his plan includes cracking down on out of area landlords who are habitual code violators, lobbying for an increase in state aid, and creating a free municipal Wi-Fi system.
“This is sustainable, year after year revenue. It provides a regional approach to government, it provides transparency and codes, it provides non-emergency transport to increase your public safety, this is a real revenue package that the city of Utica deserves,” Marino said.
Marino says the estimated total amount of revenue with his plan would be $1.8 million.