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Airway Heights council hears initial presentation of public feedback concerning budget gap


Last updated 8/13/2020 at 10:25am

city of Airway Heights

Results of citizen feedback on how the city could balance its $1.9 million budget shortfall as presented by city manager Albert Tripp are shown. Numbers on the right half of the graph reflect citizen feedback, while numbers on the left half of the graph show the adopted 2020 budget and the requested cuts for each department. 

AIRWAY HEIGHTS - Members of administration and council have been considering declaring a financial emergency as the city faces a $1.9 million budget shortfall. That may have changed, however, as City Manager Albert Tripp recommended council table such a declaration at their Aug. 10 study session.

"My recommendation would be to table (the resolution) indefinitely," Tripp told council. "Table it in the sense that essentially it would not move forward; it would die in its current existence."

Tripp said the idea of declaring a financial emergency was to create public awareness of the financial...

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