Evansville city leaders are doing the math and trying to figure out how to make cuts in their departments. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke issued the order after learning the city came up short in its property tax collections.
"So, when we come around to June and we get the second installment, or the next installment, are we going to be another $2 million shy? Well, according to the County Accessor Bill Fluety, part of this was that our tax caps jumped by a pretty good amount last year from like $4.5 million to almost nine. He indicated the caps weren't going to move that much this year, so we feel like we're going to be in better shape," Lloyd said.
For now, the police department plans to handle the situation by not paying out comp time this year.
Other departments, like the fire department, will also have to make cuts. 14 News is told we'll learn more about the city's plan of action soon, possibly Tuesday during the Mayor's State of the City address.
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