By a vote of 22-6, the Indianapolis City-County Council passed Mayor Greg Ballard’s final budget.

The $1.1 billion proposal contains more funding for police, early childhood education as well as dollars for Vision Fleet.

Some councilors opposed the budget, saying the city was misplacing its priorities and spending down its fund balances, however failure to pass a budget would have meant last year’s budget would have gone into effect, eliminating funds for new officers.

Indy Politics spoke with Council President Maggie Lewis about the budget.  Her comments in the Leon-Tailored Audio run approximately three minutes.