MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Mobile City Council will begin the new fiscal year without a budget in place.
Council members were unable to come to an agreement on the proposed budget at Tuesday’s meeting and delayed a vote until its next meeting on Oct. 10. The new year begins Oct. 1.
WKRG-TV reports Mayor Sandy Stimpson sent all council members a letter Monday urging them to vote on a budget. In the letter he accused some council members of grandstanding for “pet projects.”
One budget item council members are concerned about is the allocation of funding for pay raises for first responders.
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The city government will not shut down without a budget in place. Until a new budget is agreed upon, the city will function under the prior year’s budget.
Information from: WKRG-TV, http://www.wkrg.com/