The New York Times (New York, New York) 3 March 1915 Page 7
MAYOR EXPLAINS BUDGET. Ha Talis Twilight Club Taxes Will Ba Lower In 1t1. Mayor Mltehel and several members of his cabinet discussed civic problems before the Twilight flub In the Kifth Avenue Building last night. Fire Com missioner Robert Adamson was toast- toast- master. The programme had It dowa as a discussion on " Shall the City tar- tar- tail Its Hoc-ial Hoc-ial Hoc-ial Activities? and tne ma- ma- lorltr present thought the Mayor inucht nave aotneining to say cnraini undo ing or the Sundav closing of saloons, but the Mayor talked dly flniiirei. The other speakers were Dr. Katliarln B. Davis. Pommtaslotier of Correction : Or. S. H. Goldwater. Oommleaioner of Haalth: Dr. Ira, IS. Wile of the Board of Kdueatlon. and the Rev. Stephen S. Wise of the Kree Svnogogue. There waa loud applause when Ir. W lac declared declared that New York l11y. In hi opinion, was as well governed aa any city In the t'nlted States. if the city had had Mr. Mltehel for Mayor for the past twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five years, he aald. there would be no reason to retrench. Commissioner Goldwater aald that much deadwoud had been thrown out of his department, and that the latest system or sanitation had not only Increased Increased the efficiency of his department department fully 10 per cent., but thai a saving saving of. approximately. I17M has resulted resulted during the past year. The Mayor said that the Increase hi (his year's budget was due primarily to the Item of uncollectable taxes, the Interest Interest on the debt service, and the interest interest on the city's Kuropean loan : tn last year's storm, which cost the Hty 2.0Msa. and to the mandatory Increase in the Board of aViucaUon. About SO.-un.iutt SO.-un.iutt SO.-un.iutt bad been saved In running the City Government during the past year, be said, and he prophesied that the budget for lSlO. as well aa the tax rata, would be lower than for this year.