Detroit City Council Begins Budget Hearings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Hearings on Detroit's proposed budget are slated to begin before a City Council finance committee.
Discussion on the Public Works Department budget is expected to be held Wednesday morning and followed by a hearing on the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority budget.
Discussion on other departments' budgets will be held Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Dave Bing presented his proposed $3.1 billion budget earlier this month. He says the city faces a $155 million deficit.
Bing says the deficit could swell in several years unless there are more cuts, and payments to two city pensions and health care expenses are reduced.
The council is expected to make recommendations or changes to Bing's proposal. The new fiscal year begins July 1.


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