Council overrides mayor's veto of road funding

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Toledo City Council has voted to override a veto on a road repair ordinance by Mayor D. Michael Collins.

Collins issued his first veto as mayor earlier this month to reject an ordinance passed by council that would spend $4.7 million on street repairs in districts 1 and 3. Collins says he has several concerns with the ordinance and that he has a better plan.

Council voted 10-2 to override the veto Tuesday, the same tally as the original vote on the measure. Council needed 9 votes to override the veto.

The veto override means the city will now spend $4.7 million from the Street Construction, Maintenance and Repair fund to repave 6 streets in Council District 3 and 6 streets in District 1.

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