UTICA, N.Y. -- A 15-year road paving plan proposed by the Utica Common Council has been vetoed by the Mayor.
The plan proposed increasing the funds allocated toward paving roads from $2 million to $5 million per year.
In a letter to the common council, Mayor Robert Palmieri says he cannot support this plan because the figures are inaccurate.
Palmieri says the plan does not account for rising paving costs. He says it will also negatively impact the taxpayers and the budget, and would put a substantial burden on the city's future generations.
The mayor's veto can be overridden by the common council.
If that happens, the plan will be voted on in a public referendum this November.