Buffalo Council Passes Resolution On 1% Allocations

Buffalo Council Passes Resolution On 1% Allocations

The Buffalo City Council has passed a resolution that sets the percentage of one-percent taxes collected that will be designated to outside organizations.

Resolution No. 1423 speciifies that the city will need to use one-percent funds for current needs of the city, including streets, parks, police and other expenses, but also recognizes the need to fund organizations providing civic services.

The resolution states the council will designate up to 25% of the collected optional 1% sales taxes funds collected during fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 to organizations not directly managed by the City of Buffalo or a Joint Powers Board of which the city is considered a member to be used for expenses in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

The council discussed the resolution at their recent meeting before voting to accept it.

Mayor Mike Johnson said the city has been looking at the process for the last couple of years during which the one-percent committee continued to ask for recommendations and guidance on the process.
He said he was pleased to see the by-laws and guidelines in place to help guide the process moving forward.

The resolution will be done annually and adjusted based on needs and collected revenue amounts.

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