Cuts are being planned. Now we have to hope they actually happen. Last year, the budget counted on the JSO to make pay cuts and it never happened which made the city short 5.5 Million.Three major City functions — the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Jacksonville Public Library and Jacksonville Economic Development Commission — saw their budgets cut Thursday.
The City Council Finance Committee spent the day examining City-funded agencies to find savings and fill budget gaps.
Council Auditor Kirk Sherman told the group there are “challenges” of about $14.5 million, including the anticipated $5.8 million that will be needed after a pension cost study.
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