City Hall scampering to meet budget deadline

-operating with $1B deficit

City Hall, which is currently operating with a deficit of over $1B, is scrambling to present its proposed budget for next year to the Ministry of Local Government.

Minister in the Ministry of Local Government Norman Whittaker has invited the Mayor and in his absence the Deputy Mayor, the Finance Committee Chairman, the Town Clerk and the acting Treasurer to present the 2013 budget on Thursday at the ministry, acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba announced yesterday, when the statutory meeting of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was called.

Chairman of the Finance Committee Junior Garrett informed the meeting that the council is currently in excess of $1B in deficit and the committee is  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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