Toledo City Council delays vote on proposed budget
By Jiselle Mack
The $244 million spending plan would fund new fire and police classes, and new 911 dispatchers.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:32:51 GMT — Toledo City Council meeting on Tuesday ended without a vote on the proposed budget after debates over funding ensued.The first budget request reached disagreements between the Mayor D. Michael Collins and Council member Jack Ford over funding appropriated to the homeless shelters. Other council members, including Steven Steel, raised concerns over the rainy day fund that Mayor Collins said doesn't exist.The $244 million spending plan would fund new fire and police classes, and new 911 dispatchers, including the re-opening of the Northwest police station.The council did reach an unanimous vote Tuesday to approve the additional $3.9 million request to the city's snow and ice removal budget. The city will borrow the money through issuing bonds.Clarification over the 2014 budget information was requested before another scheduled vote next week.
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