Metro Council passes 2 ordinances limiting Mayor Abramson's power

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 6:21 PM

(WHAS11) - Mayor Jerry Abramson's power of the purse strings has been limited by the Metro Council by passing two ordinances.

The move requires council approval for any current bond worth more $150,000 and any future bonds worth $500,000. Bonds are funded by taxpayer money.

The council says it's a direct result of the controversy surrounding the city's contributions to the center city project, which is more than $1 million.

Not just that, but money used for renovations at the sports and social club on Fourth Street Live.

The ordinances were passed unanimously at Thursday night's metro council meeting.

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