D. C. Council Passes City Budget with Gray’s Amendments

December 10, 2010  |  

(Washington Informer) — The District of Columbia Council passed a supplementary budget, 11-2, on Tue., Dec. 7 that will not include tax increases but will mandate that city employees be furloughed for four days and some programs will have to endure cuts.  The budget was sent over to the D.C. Council after the Thanksgiving holiday because the city was short of revenue by $188 million, according to estimates from the office of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, noting the urgency of the situation, worked with his staff and consulted other council members on what immediate cuts should be made to make up the lost revenue for the fiscal year 2011 budget.

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