Rochester, N.Y. -- On Tuesday, City Council members approved the City's operating budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1 as well as the Rochester City School District's budget for the 2012-2013 school year.
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards says $15 million in state aid and increased sales tax helped close a $40 million deficit.
The $488 million spending plan does include spending cuts, but the mayor says those cuts will not have a significant impact on services.
"We're going to keep our libraries open. Keep our rec centers open. We've maintained and been able to hire new policemen to replace the complement. So that we've been able to fight off for another year."
The mayor says the City will still have to find a long-term solution to its financial problems.
Council members also passed the $705 million budget for the Rochester City School District. It will add about 70 teaching positions, mostly in art, music and phys ed.