Birmingham City Council to meet with Mayor Bell for a budget compromise

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The city council is set to meet with Mayor William Bell's staff to try and hammer out a budget compromise.

Mayor Bell wants to cut salaries 4% and cut holiday pay. However, city councilors want to use furlough days and city reserve funds.

They have to come up with a compromise fast; the new budget takes effect July first.

Today's meeting comes just days after ten city employees were let go as part of Mayor Bell's cost-cutting plan.

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