Legislation to provide the undisputed $66 Million of the Fire Fighters’ Contract.

Authorizing and directing the use of the Fiscal Year 2013 General Fund positive fund balance to increase an appropriation for the Fire Department for the undisputed $66,000,000 of the Fire Fighters’ Contract.

Sponsors: Councilmember Oh

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Nutter’s long-running contract dispute with the firefighters union boiled over in City Council this past week. The lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract.

Mayor Nutter had earlier vetoed Councilman David Oh’s bill that would force the mayor to earmark $66-million toward the firefighters award, to be used if the contract dispute is settled in the union’s favor.

This past week, Council members unanimously overrode the veto, and Oh says that money must now be earmarked:

By Mike Dunn JUNE 9, 2013 / 5:00 AM / CBS PHILADELPHIA