DiNapoli to release Watertown fiscal report Wednesday

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, speaking with reporters in April, 2013, after an address at SUNY's Rockefeller Institute on the financial plight of local governments. Photo: Karen DeWitt

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, speaking with reporters in April, 2013, after an address at SUNY’s Rockefeller Institute on the financial plight of local governments. Photo: Karen DeWitt

New York’s Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, will be in Watertown tomorrow to release a new report on Watertown’s fiscal health. He’ll release the report as part of a conference, the “Local Government Leadership Institute,” that his office sponsors every year.

A press release today says this year’s Institute will focus on DiNapoli’s “Fiscal Stress Monitoring System“, which not surprisingly monitors fiscal stressors to local governments, using a point system (more on DiNapoli’s work on fiscal stress on local governments here). They may be categorized as in significant fiscal stress, moderate fiscal stress, susceptible to fiscal stress, or not in fiscal stress. It’ll also deal with how local governments can deal with fiscal stress.

So far, DiNapolie has done reports on Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. DiNapoli’s report on Watertown hasn’t been made public, but Watertown City Comptroller James E. Mills has read a draft, the Watertown Daily Times reports. He told the paper, “I think it’s positive.”

So we’ll see. More on this tomorrow!

 

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