Mayor Bell offers plan for Birmingham budget deficit

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - On Monday Mayor William Bell informed the city council of his plans to patch a $77 million dollar budget deficit.

Bell says he plans on cutting back on projects that do not immediately need money. The mayor will also take $25 million out of the city's fund balance, or savings account.

Under the mayor's proposal, the city would also borrow $33 million to complete the Fair Park Project, which would in return be put back in the city's general fund.

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