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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 06:12 AM

Kansas City must find another $60M in cuts because of COVID-19 economy, mayor says

Kansas City’s city departments will make another round of cuts — this time to the tune of $60 million — to address the gaping budget hole created by COVID-19.

All departments have been asked to forecast reductions because of a decline in tax revenue, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Wednesday.

“This is painful,” said city spokesman Chris Hernandez. “We provide approximately 400 programs and services across all of our departments, and so all of those could be impacted in one way or another.”

Details of the 11% cuts will be revealed in the next budget proposal, set to be released in February and voted on in March. Kansas City’s fiscal years run from May 1 to April 30.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article245954275.html

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