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Working out differences on the city budget

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and leaders of city council will meet Wednesday to see if they can come to some sort of agreement on cuts to the 2015 budget.

Some members of council have proposed making at least $11M in cuts.

Councilman Jonathan Weaver says those cuts include 30 police cars, a fire truck, the possibility of closing 3 city pools, traffic lights and road salt.

Weaver says some members of council feel there is a shortage of funds and believe the cuts are needed.

He calls the cuts 'unreal' and says this would be a shock to the system.

"You know, the Mayor is a good collaborator. He's great at working with people. I don't know what's up his sleeve. I think more complaints that we as a body get, to the finance chair, to the president, to the ward people, the better off this city will be and his fight to make this budget happen," said Weaver.

Weaver says residents expect these items to be funded and hopes some sort of resolution can be reached during Wednesday's meeting.

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