LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It didn't take long for the Lafayette City Council to hold its public hearings for the budget.
It was over in about five minutes, with no one from the public in attendance to praise or criticize the way the city plans to spend its money next year.
The budget makes room for an additional employee in the engineer's office, as well as two new dispatchers and six new police officers, several of which will be mostly funded through grant money.
"So that is a plus. The city engineer's office is being almost overwhelmed with the amount of inspections, which is good because it indicates somebody is building," said Lafayette Council President Ron Campbell.
The Council is scheduled to vote on the budget for the first time on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m., then hold a second vote next month.
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