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City postpones emergency declaration

Airway Heights grapples with $1.9 million budget shortfall


Last updated 7/23/2020 at 11:48am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — In the midst of a $1.9 million budget gap, the City Council elected to table a resolution on whether to declare a financial emergency at its legislative session Monday.

The resolution, presented by City Manager Albert Tripp, was proposed as a way to spread awareness of the city’s financial struggles amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The importance of spreading awareness was reiterated by Tripp and echoed by Deputy Mayor Sonny Weathers, who presided over the meeting in Mayor Kevin Richey’s absence.

Councilman Larry Bowman, the most vocal councilmember during the meetin...

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