Council votes to make changes to mayor’s proposed budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has voted to make changes to Mayor Linda Gorton’s budget proposal, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The newspaper says the changes includes money for new voting machines, eliminating proposed cuts to pools and parks, giving city employees a one-time $500 bonus, and allocating $850,000 fore the Hope Center, the city’s largest shelter for men.

The Herald-Leader says the money would come from cuts to the Explorium Children’s Museum, and tapping unspent city funds.

A final vote will take place in June.

The council has until June 30th to make changes to the proposed budget.

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