UPDATE: The full City Council Monday night approved budget committee adjustments.
The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Saturday redirected $1.4 million to city schools that Mayor Joe Ganim proposed for a slight tax cut. Another $434,000 for school resource officers will be picked up by the Police Department budget.
Based on the committee’s work the full City Council is expected to vote on the budget Monday night. See council agenda and public call-in number to listen here.
What happens at the committee level is generally what flies with the full council.
The budget will then return to the mayor for a two-week period for possible veto action.
Ganim’s proposed spending plan slotted $2 million more for schools. Under the budget committee’s changes city schools will have roughly $1.2 extra to work with unless Ganim vetoes it. The council would need 14 votes for an override.
The budget year starting July 1 will be the fourth consecutive year without a tax increase.