Meridian leaders try to trim city spending
By By Fredie Carmichael / staff writer
Sept. 24, 2002
Meridian city leaders are expected to continue work today looking for ways to trim spending for the next fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
When city councilmen approved an $86 million budget last week, they rejected a plan to raise $790,000 from an increase in water rates. They told city leaders to trim spending by the same amount.
City officials met part of Friday and most of Monday to discuss the city budget. The budget funds basic city operations, including administration, law enforcement and public works.