As expected Thursday night the City Council overrode Mayor Joe Ganim’s veto of the budget, an exercise to buy time relying on the state to pass a budget that decides the flow of dollars to the city for the spending year that begins July 1. The state still has not passed a budget so now it’s a waiting game for city bean counters to know a clearer dollar amount coming the city’s way.
The only thing certain is taxes will not increase. The council vote was unanimous with two members not attending, Eneida Martinez and Mary McBride Lee who recently suffered a family loss.
The council action means the spending plan that it approved will be enacted for July 1.