Buffalo Councilman Lawrence Discusses City’s Tight Budget

Balancing city services with funding vital community programs is often emotional which is run contrary to the dollars and cents of a municipal budgeting process.

According to Buffalo City Councilman Travis Lawrence, tax dollars available to the city has been declining by nearly 40% over the past 3 years…

 

 

Lawrence, a banker by trade, shared his thoughts the difficult task of making hard financial decisions that eventually have emotional consequences…

 

The city council is beginning a budget process that will likely result in staff reductions in city services like the public works who are already understaffed or possibly the police department.

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