Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover City Council approve city budget

Hoover trying to hash out budget differences

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - After meeting Thursday night, The Hoover city council and Mayor Frank Brocato approved the city’s budget.

It was anticipated that there would be changes to the mayor’s original proposal.

“My conversations with my colleagues over the last couple of weeks, have resulted in what I think, as chairman of the finance committee, is a good compromise document. You know really only looking at (changing) one and a half percent of what the mayor initially proposed. So it’s just very small tweaks if you will to really just bring the council’s voice into the process,” said Councilman John Lyda.

The mayor received the list of proposed amendments earlier this week. He says he and his staff have gone over it and come up with other changes.

Both council and mayor were optimistic things would get done Thursday night.

“You know if the council is willing to stay tonight and work together and work hard on this, I’ll have my entire staff there, and we’ll have the computers in front of us, and we’ll order in pizza if we need to. We want to get it done. It’s our responsibility to get a conservative, balanced budget,” said Mayor Frank Brocato.

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