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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Recreation center hit by budget reductions

Director unsure of facility future


Last updated 11/22/2023 at 11:56am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS-The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation Department is grappling with a significant budgetary challenge after a major reduction was announced during the Nov. 13 City Council meeting.

City Manager Albert Tripp has tasked Director J.C. Kennedy with slashing nearly one million dollars from the department’s initial budget proposal for the upcoming year, sparking concerns about the future of the recreation center.

The bulk of the proposed cuts has targeted staff hours at the recreation center, raising questions about the facility’s ability to remain operational.

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