Spending plan uses capital projects funds to plug a budget shortfall
The Kenner City Council has wrapped up hearings on Mayor Mike Yenni's proposed $58 million budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Facing a projected $2 million to $2.5 million deficit, Yenni proposes taking funds from the city's capital projects budget and putting those funds into the city budget to plug the gap.
Council Chairwoman Jeannie Black told the Advocate that move is troubling and not fiscally conservative, but Yenni disagrees.
"The fact that she says it's not a fiscally conservative budget, now that I guess I'd have to sit down and debate her on because I do believe it's very fiscally conservative," Yenni said.
The Council must adopt a budget by June 15.