JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber is asking the city council to reverse some of the amendments they approved to the new budget.
The budget was passed on September 13.
Yarber said rescinding the amendments would restore funding to the Public Education Government Network and the Grove Park Golf Course. He said in his proposed budget, they wouldn’t have to close their doors.
“Rescinding the amendments would, most notably, restore funding for the Public Education Government Network and the Grove Park Golf Course. Those closures were not in my Administration’s original proposed budget,” the Mayor said. “I further call on the City Council to restructure the City Clerk’s Office to realize enough savings to restore funding to the Greater Jackson Arts Council. The Clerk’s Office did not undergo a restructuring this budget year, even though nearly all other City departments were restructured or reorganized.”
Mayor Yarber proposed changes to the clerk’s office. He said seven part-time positions were changed to full-time. He said the change added more than $275,100 to the budget for 2015. Yarber stated that said restructuring the clerk’s office would save enough to restore about $140,000.