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Balancing Albany's budget

Phil Roberson Phil Roberson
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany city leaders say a reduction in employees, restructuring, and new revenue opportunities are key to balancing this year's budget.

Today, city commissioners got an overview of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Assistant city manager Phil Roberson says the consolidation of WG&L with city services helped reduce the number of employees by 230 since 2013.

He says the next step is bringing in extra revenue by expanding utilities.

"Start subsidizing some of the costs to Albany residents by additional revenue outside the corporate limits. That's really key to balancing this budget, is enhanced revenue, reducing the workforce, maximizing our efficiencies."

City commissioners expect to vote on the final budget June 23rd.

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