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Mayor Meets With King On Budget Changes

The Louisville Metro Council will vote on a final budget for the next fiscal year Thursday.On Tuesday, the council's budget committee made several changes to Mayor Jerry Abramson's proposed budget. They include bonding additional projects, selling a building, requesting reserve funds from the Water Company and freezing or reducing some departmental funds.On Wednesday Abramson met with budget committee chair Jim King to discuss the changes. Abramson says he suggested a few revisions to the committee's amendments."We'll see if some of those issues are changed or if they go forward," he says. "There's nothing in there that's a dealbreaker. If you're looking for me to stand up and say, 'Oh my gosh the world is going to come to an end if the council does A, B or C,' there's nothing in there of that type."Abramson says not all of the funds anticipated under the revised budget will materialize. Specifically, he's uncertain that the Water Company will give the city any extra money.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.