Posted: Jun 17, 2011 8:39 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - The city of Sulphur is facing a more than $1 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year.
Kevin Alley, the city's finance director, tells the American Press the city expects a shortfall of a little more than $661,000 for the fiscal year that ends June 30. He expects a $1.3 million deficit in the city's general fund.
Mayor Chris Duncan said the city is dealing with the deficit by cutting "unnecessary" supplies and making reductions where it can.
Duncan attributed the deficit to a fall-off in post-hurricane spending.
He said Sulphur residents will not feel the effect of the city's deficit.