continued Later in the meeting the committee voted to move a resolution to introduce a local law that allowed the county to override the cap through to the full board meeting next Monday. Nov. 7.
“This is going to send a message to our constituents unfortunately that is not true,” Scozzafava said. “We are going to present a budget that meets the 2 percent tax cap, and we are not doing this because we are not looking to cut costs.”
“You’re not sending a message now,” County Attorney Daniel Manning said. “Ultimately, you will have to vote on this. This is to introduce the local law, not to pass it. You need to do this before you pass your budget. This is only one step in the process. This is allowing you to get this out into the public and set a public hearing on it.”