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Clock is ticking on Crowley budget

Posted at 7:09 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 20:09:18-04

CROWLEY — The City of Crowley has only three more days to approve a budget for the next fiscal year.

Mayor Tim Monceaux was sent back to the drawing board earlier this month after his initial budget proposal failed to please the council.

Council members were concerned city workers would see a pay cut in order for the city to tackle a $250,000 deficit.

Monceaux presented council members with the new budget proposal on Thursday. The council will vote on the budget during a special meeting on Friday.

The mayor believes the appropriate revisions have been made in order for it to be passed.

"We've been working really hard in trying to get this proposal prepared," said Monceaux. "It looks like from the feedback that I've been getting, it looks like we'll be fine. We compromised."

However, the time now is ticking as the end of the month nears.

"There's always a concern that something can happen, but I'm very confident that after working with the city council in trying to get this proposal out, I just have a good feeling that we'll be able to get this moving forward," said Monceaux. "I'm sure the city council is ready to move forward."

The meeting will start tomorrow at 4 p.m.

If the city fails to pass a budget by midnight on August 31, they will have to start operating on 50 percent of last year's budget until a budget is passed.