Wilmington City Council Will Meet May 30 to Vote to Override the Mayor's Veto

Posted on  05/23/2013 5:45 pm

Wilmington City Council President Theo Gregory said tonight that he is disappointed that Mayor Williams has vetoed the City’s Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget, but he noted that the action was not unexpected. The Council President said Council will meet in special session on Thursday, May 30 to vote to override the Mayor’s veto.

“City Council approved a budget on May 16 that is fair and fiscally responsible, and one that restored the Mayor’s funding cuts so the City can produce new jobs, businesses, improve public safety and create cleaner and more stable neighborhoods,” said Council President Gregory. “I am extremely proud of this Council’s work. I did everything I could on their behalf to work out a compromise with the Mayor. We actually reached an agreement on Tuesday night, but the Mayor changed his position the next day and the stalemate continued. We will meet as a body next week to confirm our support of our work on behalf of the citizens of Wilmington by voting to override the veto and thus, have a budget in place by the May 31 deadline.”