BUFFALO - The Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus is asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. Additionally, the survey asks what key funding areas residents would like to see reduced to eliminate the county executive's proposed tax increase.
"The Minority Caucus opposes the county executive's request for a tax increase and continues to work to amend the proposed 2013 budget to eliminate any additional cost to taxpayers. Through this survey, we are engaging taxpayers to learn where they stand when it comes to a tax increase to pay for certain services. Constituent feedback is vital to the process as we shape a budget that best serves the interest of all taxpayers," said Minority Leader John Mills. "We encourage all residents to take a moment to provide their feedback. Your participation is appreciated."
The survey is available online at Erie County 2013 Budget Survey or www.erie.gov/legislature/republican and on each of the Legislator's individual pages, as well as Facebook profiles.
Paper copies of the survey are available. Contact the Minority Caucus at 858-8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.