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Tax roll drop means cuts of about $25 million expected in Lauderdale

The preliminary tax roll released today showed about an eight percent drop for Fort Lauderdale which translates to about a $25 million cut for the city, Mayor Jack Seiler said.

One option is off the table says Seiler: "we are not going to raise taxes.'' Seiler said the city likely won't cut the budget for public safety, but expect city leaders to look for other ways to save money such as reducing costs for city vehicles and a freeze on hiring.

"I'm still convinced there is some excess spending in our budget,'' Seiler said.