As the Democratic Indianapolis City-County Council prepares to attempt tonight an override of Mayor Greg Ballard’s line-item budget vetoes, the Mayor says he is sticking by his guns saying he has attempted to negotiate with good-faith with the Council and he blames them for lack of a budget agreement.
The Mayor vetoed nearly $32 million in county general funds as well as the Council’s budget for service contracts. Democrats called move political bullying.
You can hear the Mayor’s comments below. They run approximate 11 minutes.