On common ground, leaders finally figure out budget
PORT ALLEN- City leaders agreed on a spending plan to fund city services Monday, some six months after a budget should have been approved.
The interim mayor, who is at the helm of city hall until special elections in April and May since Deedy Slaughter was recalled, and the city council approved introducing a budget.
"We just rolled up our sleeves, " said interim mayor Lynn Robertson.
"Everybody was pretty much on the same page . We knew we needed to get a budget adopted and we asked people what they wanted to see. Basically just tried to accommodate everybody and everybody was ready to work as a team and get it accomplished," she added.
The budget also has money set aside for some new police cars, gas meters, and road construction projects.
Before it can be approved, there will be a public hearing concerning the budget in two weeks.
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