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Mayor’s money transfer request rejected

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The City Council has rejected Mayor Bill Carpenter’s request to transfer about $40,000 from city personnel accounts to cover the costs of his new staff for the rest of this fiscal year. That leaves the fate of at least one position in doubt, Chief of Staff Bob Buckley said. Carpenter took office in January with a staff of seven, two more than the former administration. A 7-4 vote Monday fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for the transfer, even though the mayor had discussed his plans with each councilor in December, Buckley said. “We were very transparent through the entire process,’’ he said. “For these councilors to sit there and say they were unaware means they are either being disingenuous or they are not listening.” Carpenter will not approach the council on the funding again, Buckley said, and if “plan B or plan C” don’t materialize, “we will have to let someone go.”

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