Wilmington council passes budget, mayor plans veto
WILMINGTON, Del. - May 17, 2013 (WPVI) -- Mayor Dennis Williams says he plans to veto the 2014 budget passed by the Wilmington City Council.
The council passed the $145 million operating budget Thursday night with a 10-2 vote with one member abstaining. Williams issued a press release confirming plans to veto the budget, citing a city solicitor ruling that the budget was unconstitutional.
Solicitor Michael Migliore issued two opinions finding the council's control of $250,000 in youth funding unconstitutional, but Council President Theo Gregory disagrees.
The council has already scheduled a special session next week to vote again in anticipation of a veto. Gregory says he believes he has the nine votes needed to override a veto.
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