Proposed 2010 Jonesboro city budget released

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - The City of Jonesboro has completed its proposed 2010 budget.

The budget includes a $7 million decrease in operations and maintenance, a $1 million decrease in total personnel costs, and a reduction of more than $1 million in fixed assets and minor equipment purchases.

The city will also implement a hiring freeze and jobs vacated through retirement may or may not be filled in the proposed financial plan.

Mayor Perrin says he plans to present the budget and hear from department heads and city council members regarding the budget on Thursday, December 10th.

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