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City of Crowley still working on budget for next year

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 23:50:14-04

CROWLEY — The City of Crowley has until the end of the month to approve a budget for the next fiscal year.

Mayor Tim Monceaux's initial budget proposal was rejected by the revenue and finance committee.

Monceaux is once again working on a proposal.

Last week, the council met for a special meeting, followed by a special session with the revenue and finance committee.

At the meeting, the mayor had ideas on how to fix a $250,000 deficit. Ultimately, committee members say what was initially proposed may impact city workers' salaries.

The mayor now says he may have to make some cuts, but at this time, he isn't saying where until they're finished working on the new proposal.

"With a slowing economy, depending on how bad it really is, we do have to take many things in consideration," said Monceaux. "Again, we want to take number one in consideration the citizens of Crowley, and then we'll work really, really hard in trying to make the best decisions for our employees of the city."

Monceaux will present the new proposal during a public hearing on August 23.

The budget has to be approved by midnight on August 31.