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Mon December 1, 2008
Louisville Mayor Orders Deep Budget Cuts
By Kentucky Public Radio
Louisville, KY – The mayor says the cuts will save the city about $3.4 million this
fiscal year. They include the elimination of repaving work
through June 30.
(we had planned to pave approximately 36 miles of roads and streets,
36 miles, just to put it in perspective, is about the distance
between here and shelbyville, but by delaying that repaving, we
will save approximately one point four million dollars).
Other cuts include the closing of public libraries on Sundays and
community centers on Mondays. Arts groups will have their grants
slashed by fifty percent.
The cuts come on top of other money saving measures announced
by the mayor last month. He says more cost reduction steps are
ahead, including possible layoffs.