BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erie County Republican Legislators announced Thursday they are seeking residents' input on the 2013 budget.
The legislators are asking residents to fill-out a budget survey in response to County Executive Mark Poloncarz's proposed budget which calls for a 3.4 percent property tax increase.
Republican legislators oppose the proposed budget and want to hear residents' voices. The survey will help determine if taxpayers support a property tax increase, and if they don't what types of services that should be cut or eliminated, such as funding for libraries, cultural organizations, roads, and parks.
"We're dealing with a 1.3 billion dollar budget. This is serious, serious stuff going on in 2013," said Erie County Legislator John Mills, the minority leader. "We want to make sure our residents understand what's happening and getting direct input to their legislators."
The county legislature will hold a public hearing on November 19 to discuss the budget.
The survey can be found here or through the Republican Caucus website.