The City Council on Tuesday unanimously sent a $3.25-billion budget to Mayor Tom Bradley, who under the City Charter has until next Tuesday to veto any of the $25 million in cuts and $35 million in additions that the council made to the spending proposal he submitted earlier this year.
The budget, which takes effect July 1, is 10.5% higher than the current spending program of $2.9 billion. It contains a record $31.9-million reserve fund, made possible in part by nearly $10 million more in tax revenues than had been forecast when the mayor formulated his proposal in April.
It takes a two-thirds vote of the 15-member council to override a mayoral veto. Council members said they intend to put up a battle if the mayor deletes items.
Through weeks of hearings before the Finance and Revenue Committee and long days of deliberations by the full council, scores of changes were made to the mayor's plan.