Harahan Mayor Tina Miceli has actually vetoed the City Councils latest steprelocate to have the general public pay for council members health insurance coverage. And Councilman Tim Baudier, an advocate of the insurance protection, saidhe wont attemptaim to override her veto at Thursday nights (Sept. 17) council meeting.
I don’t have the votes, Baudier stated Wednesday.
It takes 4 votes to override the veto. Baudier had actually joined council members Dana Huete and Carrie Wheeler in the 3-1 choose insurance coverage. Councilman Craig Johnston, whose dad, Jefferson Parish Councilman Paul Johnston, is up for re-election this year, cast the dissenting vote, and Councilwoman Susan Benton, a Miceli ally, was absent.
The insurance imbroglio is most current example of tension at Town hall considering that the mayor and council took workplace in January. Two Miceli-appointed city attorneys have resigned, and Thursdays council agenda includes a proposed resolution revealing assistance for clerk Nicole Lee and directing Miceli to take it simplerelax on her. Theres also broach the council hiring its own attorney.
Council members had subsidized health insurance coverage under Micelis predecessor, Vinny Mosca. Among Micelis former city attorneys stated it was awarded poorly, and the mayor let the coverage expire.
Thecouncil renewed itAug. 20. The mayor reacted Aug. 28 with a veto, pointing out financial restrictions and fairness to citizens.
Harahans audit for 2014, Moscas last year in workplace, found an operating budget plan deficit of $1.7 million. Thats virtually 40 percent of profits.
Council members are paid $11,400. The optimum expense of health insurance coverage, for full coverage for a council member and household, was nearly $13,000 per member.