Council overrides veto, approves nearly $1 million in Ward 2 projects

The City Council this afternoon unanimously approved more than $100,000 for a canvas overhang in a Division Street park that Mayor A.J. Holloway said already had four shade structures and minimal visitors, and councilmembers also identified nearly a million dollars worth of specific projects that would be funded in Ward 2.

Last week, the mayor had vetoed a resolution for the canvas structure in John Henry Beck Park and noted in his veto message that the council-approved budget set aside $1 million for Ward 2, a move that was contrary to an Attorney General’s opinion that said the budget should specifically identify projects and not set aside funds by ward.

Among the nearly $1 million in Ward 2 projects identified by the council this afternoon: $100,000, Moore Community House; $350,000, Ward 2 parks; $450,000, Ward 2 streets and landscaping; $38,488, Ward 2 street lighting; and $50,000, Ward 2 security cameras.