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City of Mount Vernon resident John Gallagher speaks (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon resident John Gallagher speaks out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Mt Vernon residents speak out against tax hike

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom are against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases, spilled out of City Council chambers to voice their dissent for the nearly double-digit property tax hike to try to balance the 2013 budget. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Mount Vernon Public Library President Na'im Tyson makes
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon Public Library President Na'im Tyson makes the only plea for keeping the public library's budget as proposed by Mayor Ernie Davis during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Comptroller Martha Walker talks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon Comptroller Martha Walker talks about budget figures during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon resident John Gallagher speaks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon resident John Gallagher speaks out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis reacts
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City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis reacts as a resident speaks out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon resident Loise Chisolm looks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon resident Loise Chisolm looks over a budget handout during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon resident Karen Johnson speaks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon resident Karen Johnson speaks out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom are against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases, voice their dissent during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis replies
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis replies to comments during an open meeting at City Hall as residents speak out against a proposed budget that calls for considerable tax increases. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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City of Mount Vernon Comptroller Martha Walker talks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon Comptroller Martha Walker talks about budget figures during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Mount Vernon Public Library President Na'im Tyson makes
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Mount Vernon Public Library President Na'im Tyson makes the only plea for keeping the public library's budget as proposed by Mayor Ernie Davis during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom are against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases, voice their dissent during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon residents Richard Green, left,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon residents Richard Green, left, and John Brown talk in the staircase at City Hall about the differing interpretations of Mount Vernon's finances by city officials after leaving an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis replies
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis replies to comments as residents speak out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon residents, most of whom are against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases, voice their dissent during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

City of Mount Vernon resident Keisha Childs speaks
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

City of Mount Vernon resident Keisha Childs speaks out against a proposed budget which calls for considerable tax increases during an open meeting at City Hall. (Dec. 6, 2012)

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