Lawsuit not ruled out in Ogden veto override flap

Lawsuit not ruled out in Ogden veto override flap

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Some members of the Ogden City Council have not ruled out suing Mayor Matthew Godfrey to try to get him to comply with overrides of three of his vetoes.

Godfrey vetoed three budget line-items that require two swimming pools and golf courses to remain open. On Tuesday night the council voted 5-2 to override his actions.

Councilman Jesse Garcia says the council doesn't want to take Godfrey to court but that it's a possibility.

But Councilman Brandon Stephenson says it would be a mistake to sue because it would be a waste of taxpayer money.

The council approved a $120 million budget for the 2010 fiscal year in June. It included the budget policies vetoed by Godfrey.

Godfrey has said he won't comply with the budget policies.


Information from: Standard-Examiner

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