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Published: Tuesday, 5/1/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

City's books for 2011 show $326,000 surplus

BLADE STAFF

At a news conference this morning, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell announced that there would be a $326,000 surplus from 2011.

The year-end financial data, which has been sent to independent auditors for review, includes income tax revenue of $153.58 million.

The mayor pointed to the time when he took office in 2010 when the city was facing a projected $48 million deficit. He said part of the cost-cutting came from negotiations with unions, resulting in concessions.

"The city was not able to achieve this alone, our unions played a vital role that cannot be overlooked," Mr. Bell said in a prepared statement.

The 2011 financial data has been submitted to independent auditors for review. In 2012, the city is projecting $156 million in income tax revenues.

This is a developing story.



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