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Fayette County Council passes $473 million budget

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-14 19:00:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government passed a $473 million budget during a council work session Tuesday.

The vote, which took place after the second reading for the FY2023 budget, was 12-2.

Councilmembers Richard Moloney and David Kloiber broke with their colleagues by voting against it.

"This particular roadmap doesn't appear to have a very clear path to the future," said Kloiber, who is running for mayor against Mayor Linda Gorton.

Mayor Gorton unveiled her budget proposal in April, touting it as a large investment in public safety.

"Public safety is the number one foundation for a safe community," Mayor Gorton said at the time. "So that's what this is about. And we have to keep it up."