Gonzales mayor issues another budget veto

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Posted: Aug 5, 2014 4:43 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 5, 2014 4:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: gonzales budget, veto, mayor barney arceneaux

GONZALES - Mayor Barney Arceneaux issued another set of vetoes Tuesday against the recently-passed Gonzales city budget.

In his veto statements Arceneaux said the budget cut too much from police and other services, including the Ascension Economic Development Council.

The city has been trying to pass a budget since May, when the mayor vetoed a budget that contained an $800,000 road study which opponents said only benefitted a handful of council members.

That study was removed in the latest budget, but the police budget was still cut by $110,00 and $25,000 was removed from AEDC funding.

Arceneaux said the veto would go on the Aug. 11 city council meeting for a possible override vote.

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