Niagara Gazette — In my first year as a legislator, I have learned that it is possible to responsibly reduce the size of government but mandates imposed by our elected New York State officials are crippling local government and account for the biggest portion of property taxes we pay in Niagara County. That is why it is so important to eliminate any and all waste in the budget that we can control. We have been able to reduce the county workforce though attrition, privatization of certain services, and have began small scale consolidation of services with other local governments. This is only a start.
Tougher times are ahead, but I promise to continue efforts to reduce the amount paid in county property taxes, while making Niagara County a better place to do business and raise a family.
Jason A. Zona, Niagara County Legislature, 5th District.Jason A. Zona, Niagara County Legislature, 5th District