This is going to be the worst cycle in Rochester’s recent history, though Governor Dayton would make it better if he keeps his promise to hold LGA harmless.
On November 8, we overruled staff and did not allow a building safety position to be filled due to budget concerns. We also significantly reduced our allocation to the request to maintain landscaping in the city.
This is going to be painful and the sad thing is that tax collections in Rochester are just fine. Our issue is that the state is taking more and return less to us. Hopefully, they will come through on a jobs bill and hold LGA harmless.