Jun 17, 2013 9:47 AM by AP

Port Allen's budget faces uncertain future

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - It's doubtful Mayor Demetric Slaughter's $9.7 million proposed spending plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year will gain the approval it needs from the Port Allen City Council by July 1.

The Advocate reports ( ) a majority of the city's five council members said last week they wouldn't support the plan because the mayor did not follow proper protocol when she presented it to them on Wednesday.

They also stressed that they are outraged at her budget proposal slashing the salaries of two of the city's top officials, one of them by as much as $40,000 a year.

Councilman Garry Hubble, chairman of the council's Personnel and Finance Committee, said the mayor failed to offer the council any explanation justifying the proposed salary cuts.


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