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Mayor Byron W. Brown said that he does not object to changes made by the Common Council last week to the city budget, which takes effect July 1.

The Council made few changes to the $504.5 million budget, and they were done in consultation with the executive branch.

“We worked incredibly cooperatively with the Council throughout the entire process,” Brown said. “The changes that were made, members of the Council went over them with us so I anticipate approving the budget as amended by the Council.”

The Council added money for: a consultant to help community groups obtain federal funding; for the care of free roaming cats; for King Center Urban Life Center; for lighting at a firehouse; for basketball programs in the inner city; and for a parking study on the Hertel Avenue and Elmwood Avenue commercial strips.