Albany County touts 11th year of property rate decreases

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy presented the 2024 budget on Monday, announcing 11 consecutive years of property rate decreases. The tax levy will also remain the same for the third consecutive year.
Total spending will rise more than 8%, to $819 million.

McCoy is proud of this budget, he said, as it will ensure savings are passed on to taxpayers.

“We have an obligation to the people of this county to continue to do extraordinary things, but continue to hold the line on raising taxes, continue to hold the line on passing the buck back down to the taxpayers. If the state of New York takes anything away from this, lead by example, lead by example. Stop passing your bad decisions down to counties,” McCoy said.

The budget also prioritizes mental health, and climate change.

It also includes a 12% pay raise for McCoy, Comptroller Susan Rizzo, and Sheriff Craig Apple.