Mayor Tony T. Yarber Urges Jackson City Council to Restore Funding for PEG Network, Grove Park; Restructure City Clerk's Office to Restore Arts Council Funding
Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Tuesday, Sept. 20, urged the Jackson City Council to rescind the amendments made to the 2016-2017 proposed budget before it was passed on Sept. 13.
"Rescinding the amendments would, most notably, restore funding for the Public Education Government Network and the Grove Park Golf Course. Those closures were not in my Administration's original proposed budget," the Mayor said. "I further call on the City Council to restructure the City Clerk's Office to realize enough savings to restore funding to the Greater Jackson Arts Council. The Clerk's Office did not undergo a restructuring this budget year, even though nearly all other City departments were restructured or reorganized."
In 2015, the City Clerk's Office changed seven part-time positions to full-time positions. That, along with salary increases for regular staff, added $275,164 to the 2015 adopted budget. The Mayor said restructuring the Clerk's Office would save enough to restore the $140,000 in funding to GJAC.
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