Fall River Budget Veto Causes Problems

According to the digital edition of the Fall River Herald, the administration stating the Fall River City Council's vote that rejected the routine end of year budget transfers last week has placed the end of fiscal year 2021 in a deficit that will impact this year's city finances.


Mayor Paul Coogan and finance services director Mary Sahady said they each spoke to representatives from the state department of revenue the day after the city council vote refused to approve the transfer of nearly $1.3 million in various line items that would have left the fiscal 2020 budget balanced.


That budget closed on June 30 and the city council under Massachusetts general law had until July 15 to approve the administration's transfer requests.