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Jun 1, 2011 10:01 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Alexandria council approves 2011-12 budget


ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria finally has a full 2011-12 fiscal year budget with which to operate.
More than a month after the City Council passed a budget that Mayor Jacques Roy said was unbalanced and subsequently vetoed, the two sides reached a compromise that the council approved 6-1 onTuesday.
The Town Talk reports the $52 million General Fund operating budget was enhanced by several fee increases, including those for admission to the Alexandria Zoo and Atrans bus service, as well as the use of $915,500 in surplus funds.
Only City Council Vice President Ed Larvadain III voted against the measure, saying he couldn't support the fee increases and felt there were other places from which to cut.

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