ACTION ALERT: BREAK CORTLAND COUNTY’S TAX & SPEND CYCLE
Cortland County is in a vicious cycle of taxing and spending more each year. It is unaffordable.
In 2017, Cortland spent $133 million. Neighboring Chenango County – with almost the same population – spent merely $89 million. Nearby Tioga and Madison Counties have higher populations but spend half as much.
Now, Cortland County politicians want to increase spending and taxes again. This approach isn’t making Cortland a more welcoming place for families and businesses. It’s only driving them away.
It’s time for Cortland County to stop kicking the can down the road, and avoid a tax hike this year.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Cortland County spends far more per person than neighboring counties. In fact, Tioga and Madison Counties have more residents than Cortland but spend half as much.
- The Cortland County Legislature is considering increasing taxes and spending despite having a budget much larger than other regional counties.
- The median income earning family of four in Cortland is only left with 5% of their $44,768 annual earnings after taxes and basics. They can’t afford more costs.
Here’s what you can do:
- Make Your Voice Heard at a Public Hearing on the Cortland County budget:
- Thursday October 26, 2017, 6:00PM
- Cortland County Office Building
- Cortland County Auditorium
- 60 Central Ave, Cortland, NY 13045
- Contact Your County Legislator – Call or email your County Legislator and tell them to say no to any new tax increases in the 2018 Budget.
- Sign Up Below to send a message to the Cortland County Legislature that you oppose any new tax increases: