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Monday, November 17, 2014

Executive Proposes Budget Amendment Removing $20 MM LOC

On Friday, Northampton County Executive John Brown proposed a Budget Amendment that removes the $20 million line of credit included in his original budget. He intends to take the money from what is left of its reserves.

At its November 6 meeting, Council Solicitor Phil Lauer advised that it is illegal to borrow money to balance a budget. Council then voted, 7-1, to reject it, insisting that Brown would have to produce a brand new budget.

But after realizing that rejecting a budget without amendment might actually operate as its adoption, Council has scheduled a vote this week to rescind its November 6 vote.


Anonymous said...

November 13 meeting? I don't think so.

Brown has proposed amending a budget that was voted down? Interesting.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'm sorry. It was November 6.

Anonymous said...

It only took him two weeks to figure out how to change one line.... No wonder he needs consultants.