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Council doesn't override mayor's budget veto

10 months ago Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:10:59 PM CDT May 27, 2014 Tuesday, May 27 2014 May 27, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES- The city council failed to override the mayor's veto of the budget Tuesday night.

"It was expected," councilman Terance Irvin said. "We understood that we could not overturn the veto because we only had three votes against two and it took a majority to overturn."

Mayor Barney Arceneaux vetoed the budget the council approved last week. He was against cuts to the police and fire departments, made to fund an $800,000 road study.

The study would address a possible service road along I-10.
The mayor said he'll attempt to work with council members to get a spending plan everyone can approve.

"Come to work with me, and we'll put this thing together," Arceneaux said.
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