Pocket veto council Ninja.


For Pete’s sake, couldn’t someone just ASK Mike Hall why he didn’t sign the financial information ordinance — I mean, he probably just forgot, right?

New Albany City Council votes down mayoral veto, by Daniel Suddeath (Otisco Today)

NEW ALBANY — Mayor Jeff Gahan failed to sign an ordinance calling for certain financial information be provided to the New Albany City Council at the last meeting of each month.

In response, the council voted unanimously Thursday to again approve the measure, and thus overrode the pocket veto of Gahan. A pocket veto occurs when an executive takes no action on a bill as opposed to an outright veto of the measure.

Councilwoman Diane McCartin-Benedetti sponsored the ordinance, which was passed 9-0 on final reading during the May 21 meeting. Gahan hasn’t provided a reason for the veto.

The ordinance calls for financial records such as bank reconciliation statements, budget to actual expenses, and cash balances to be submitted to the council by its final monthly meeting, which is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Benedetti said she checked with the City Clerk’s office multiple times before reintroducing the measure, and said Gahan had not signed the ordinance.