Oswego Daily News

Oswego Council Tweaks, OKs 2019 Budget

After a handful of small tweaks, the Common Council unanimously approved the 2019 spending plan for the Port City.  The budget contains the first reduction in city property taxes for city residents in 20 years. Mayor Billy Barlow’s budget proposal reduced the general tax rate from $15.67 per thousand dollars of assessed value in 2018 to $15.33 in 2019. The council’s reductions trimmed it to $15.28. It goes from a 2.11% reduction in city property taxes in the 2019 Operating Budget, to a 2.41%. […]

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow and Lieutenant Commander Bryan Killbride Syracuse Recruiting Company, sign the agreement.
Oswego Daily News

U.S. Army and The Port City Partner Up

Historic Oswego wrote another chapter in its centuries old relationship with the U.S. Army. Representatives from the Army and the city of Oswego signed a partnership agreement August 23 as part of the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success program. The partnership will guarantee U.S. Army veterans a job interview when they apply for any city government job opportunity. […]

As someone who has benefited from CHIP, Ursula Rozum explains the importance of the program.
Oswego Daily News

Area Residents Urge Katko To Oppose Cuts To CHIP

More than 20 local residents gathered in Franklin Square (West) Park today (May 24) to urge Congressman John Katko to vote against President Trump’s and Congressional Republicans’ plan to make draconian cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program in order to pay for the $1.5 trillion tax break for the wealthy, which was passed in December.