SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Common Council will make another attempt today to pass it’s 2013 operating budget.

Council meets in special session later this afternoon.

Urban researcher Kurt Peacock gives the current council high marks for trying to deal with a financial situation it inherited.

“Obviously the pension solution they proposed it’s perfect but it does allow the municipality to turn the page.”

Peacock says there are a number of compelling items in the proposed budget, including more money for roads which should make local motorists.