Mayor Bing vetoes some Detroit council budget cuts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT Mayor Dave Bing has vetoed $1.6 million in cuts to his office by the Detroit City Council in his $1 billion 2014 fiscal year budget.

The City Council needs six votes to override Bing's veto. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr has final say over budget recommendations.

Bing says in a memo to the board that mayoral office budget cuts have exceeded 60 percent over the first 3½ years of his term.

He also vetoed the council's proposed $1.4 million cut to police operations, $694,000 to firefighting operations and $205,000 to emergency medical services. And he vetoed a 3-month expedited implementation of higher employee cost sharing for health care and hospitalization.

Detroit's budget deficit could increase to $380 million by next month. The city's new fiscal year starts July 1.


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