Port Allen meeting over budget expected to be heated

Port Allen meeting over budget expected to be heated
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 5:45pm

People living in Port Allen are preparing to hear the Mayor Deedy Slaughter's budget proposal for the first time at a city council meeting tonight. Some are looking at the budget as way to measure where Port Allen stands as a city.

Tonight will be the first meeting since a group of citizens started a petition to recall the mayor. This comes after months of fighting between the Mayor Slaughter and the city's chief financial officer Audrey McCain. The dispute began when the mayor fired McCain without council approval. Since then it's been a back and forth court battle trying to breakdown the relationship between what the mayor can and can not do to the CFO.

Things could get heated after the budget debate begins at 5:30 p.m. 

NBC33's Kris Cusanza will be at that meeting and will have the latest for you on NBC33 News at 10:00.

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