City Hall Passes Temporary Budget | Paterson Times

City Hall Passes Temporary Budget

For the last month both the city council and the mayor have held city employees hostage as they battled each other over the budget, but last night the brinkmanship ended: city council approved a temp budget.

Last night,  during the temporary budget vote, 5 council members voted for it while the rest voted against it; it needed just one more vote to pass, after much agonizing — it happened that Julio Tavarez, councilman from the 5th ward, who was absent made his appearance — Mr Tavarez voted in support of the temp budget.

City employees will be paid as a result — crisis averted.