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Mount Vernon Mayor Calls For 9 Percent Tax Hike

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis is proposing to raise taxes 9 percent in his 2013 proposed budget.
Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis is proposing to raise taxes 9 percent in his 2013 proposed budget. Photo Credit: www.cmvny.com

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mayor Ernie Davis' proposed 2013 budget is calling for a tax hike of 9 percent.

However, with a 2 percent cap on increasing the tax levy, the City Council would need a supermajority to pass the $94.6 million proposed budget.

Last year, the tax hike under Mayor Clinton Young was 6.1 percent.

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