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Ninth Judicial Court Upholds Alexandria City Councils Veto Override of 2021 Budget KLAX-TV [Video]

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Thursday a 9th Judicial Court judge ruled in favor of five Alexandria City Council members in a lawsuit concerning a veto-override of the 2021-22 budget.  ABC 31 News’ Joel Massey explains.

Back in April of 2021 the city council amended the mayor’s proposed 2021 budget to provide an additional $2 million for Alexandria Police officer pay raises and recruitment.  The amendments also defunded the Public Safety Commissioner’s salary of $113,000.  Shortly after Mayor Jeff Hall vetoed the amended budget.  A two-thirds majority of the council was needed to override that veto which they did in a 5 to 2 vote.  Catherine Davidson, Cynthia Perry, Gerber Porter, Jim Villard and Reddex Washington voted in favor of the override.  Councilmen Chuck Fowler and Lee Rubin voted against it.

In May the City of Alexandria and Mayor Hall filed a civil suit in the 9thJudicial Court against the five council members that voted in favor …