2019 budget crucial for Niagara Falls

Posted at 11:13 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 12:06:51-04

Members of the Niagara Falls community met on Wednesday night to express their frustrations with the $12.3 million dollars of debt the city has, and how to handle the new budget that will be released on Friday. 

"They need to hear from the citizens that enough is enough," Terri Kline, a Niagara Falls native said, "We're done footing the bill for their poor spending."

The meeting was moved outside to accommodate the larger than usual crowd. 

According to the City Council there will not be major layoffs to police or firefighters, but cutting government positions will be a small part in the new budget. 

"I think they should anticipate that there is going to be some consolidations," Andrew Touma of the Niagara Falls City Council said, "There's going to be some job cuts and jobs lost."

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