The total 2017-18 adopted budget for the City of Rochester is $525.6M, 1.3% higher than the 2016-17 amended budget of $518.8M. The total property tax levy for City taxpayers is $174.5M (level with last year). The average homeowner’s tax bill will decrease by $34.91 per year, and business owners will see their tax bill increase by an average of $510.20. Water, Refuse and Local Works rates all increase; the average homeowner’s Water bill will increase $11.22, Refuse bill will increase by $11.00, and Local Works fee will increase by $6.76.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.