The quarterly budget has to be approved by March the 31st by law. Although this is a weeek away we still have plenty of time after that to evaluate and change the budget.
After the budget is approved it can be changed any time after that. City Council is starting to meet with departments this week, Police and Fire on Tuesday to begin with. City Council is going to meet with every department and go over their budget requests asking them to work with us.
We would rather cut unnecessary spending than cut actual employees. I am sure that once we sit down and hash this out with all departments and they know what is at stake, solutions will be provided.
I will keep you updated as we go through the process.