City council had no problem approving the necessary overtime pay.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News
Now) – Over $150,000 was approved by Toledo city council Tuesday to pay for
police and fire fighter overtime this year.
Every time President Obama
or GOP nominee Mitt Romney came to Toledo prior to election, Toledo police had
to be ready. Frequent trips were made over the past year because the area was
considered a toss-up for the election.
presidential candidates takes manpower and overtime. City council approved
$150,000 to pay for police overtime. They also approved to pay overtime
incurred by the fire department during those visits, but no specific amount was
Councilman Rob Ludeman
said he wishes the city could be reimbursed.
"It's a cost of doing
business," Ludeman said. "I think with four years looking down the road, it
would be worthwhile trying to figure out a way to see if there is some kind of
recapture of those funds, because Toledo and Lucas County and Wood County are
hotbeds for the presidency."
The money for the overtime
will come from the General Fund. Council approved of the costs by a unanimous
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
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