- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner City Council has voted unanimously to double the amount of money it will dedicate to demolitions in Fiscal 2015, which begins next month. To pay for the increase, the council defunded a research and budget analyst position with a $54,000 annual salary.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1hk3okW ) it was the council’s only major change to Mayor Mike Yenni’s budget proposal, which contained $50,000 for demolitions. That would have paid for approximately five residential demolitions.

The budget approved Thursday is the first of five in Yenni’s tenure that does not rely on capital funds while also providing three percent raises for employees. The budget relies on more than $700,000 in reserves, the fund balance remains more than 10 percent of revenues. The council also passed Yenni’s $3.6 million capital budget proposal.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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