Mount Vernon mayor vows to raise taxes himself if council won't act
If the Mount Vernon City Council doesn't adopt a 2013 budget before the end of the year, Mayor Ernie Davis said he'll unilaterally adopt the $93.3 million budget approved by the city's Board of Estimate and Contract two weeks ago, including the plan's 6.65 percent property tax increase.
"Hopefully it's legal," said Davis. "That's the budget we'll use."
The mayor's unorthodox move comes...