Birmingham leaders looking to save money and avoid furloughs

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham city leaders are working to fill a 20 million dollar hole in city finances and they are looking to do it without imposing furloughs.
     
If employees took four furlough days,  $3 million would be freed up in the budget. A majority of council members oppose taking pay away from employees.

To avoid furloughs, city leaders are discussing cuts to every city department. Another proposal is to use money set aside from capital projects.

Council members will hold three budget workshops by mid January to crunch numbers and look at more options.