Birmingham city council delays budget vote

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council voted Thursday to delay passing a 2010 budget, and instead get an audit of the city's finances.

Councilors voted Thursday to operate under the FY 2009 budget until an audit is complete and a new budget is worked out.

Councilors said they fear the city could be as millions of dollars in the red and wanted to find out exactly what funds are in
place before passing a new budget.

The move was made at a Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday afternoon.