Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Council Overrides Mayor's Veto

A two-thirds majority is required to override a mayoral veto. A two-thirds majority is 1,350 aye votes. The resolution to override the mayor's veto of the amendments to the mass gathering provisions passed tonight with 1381 aye votes. The only aldermen not voting to override the veto were Robert Donahue (Fifth Ward) and Ohrine Stewart (Fourth Ward), who voted nay, and Abdus Miah (Second Ward), who, after delivering a long speech in which he seemed to reiterate the mayor's reasons for vetoing the legislation, abstained. When the city clerk tallied the weighted votes and announced that the resolution had passed, there was applause from the audience.

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