>The>At Tuesday’s legislative meeting, the council voted 10-2 in support of an amendment to its 2020 District budget, introduced by Councilman Trayon White, D-Ward 8, to restore a portion of city funding for UMC because without it, he said, “it will not be able to function.”
It came after Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, successfully lobbied to put a $15 million ceiling on the subsidy in response to the $40 million UMC requested. A separate motion by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson between first and second reading increased the $15 million for the struggling hospital by $4 million. White’s amendment to add $3 million brings the total subsidy to $22 million.
Mendelson and Gray, the health committee’s chairman, were the only council members to vote against it.
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