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City Council at Odds with Mayor Over Budget Policy

San Diego’s City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that would require their approval before Mayor Sanders can make budget changes. Sanders is expected to veto the legislation.

City Council at Odds with Mayor Over Budget Policy

Tom Fudge: Budget problems in the City of San Diego erupted a sharp confrontation between the mayor and the City Council. At issue, is the question of whether the mayor has the power to make budget changes without the council's approval. The confrontation played out in City Council chambers, as the mayor spoke against a council proposal to clarify the matter.
 
At the end of the day, the council voted 5-3 in favor of an ordinance that requires council approval of budget changes. Sanders, who is expected to veto the legislation, has accused the council of standing in the way of financial reform. 

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  • Alison St. John, metro reporter for KPBS News

End Music:  Salt of the Sea by Switchyard, from the album A Sympathetic Sound (2005)