Savannah holds first 2011 budget hearing

By Don Logana - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah City Council held its first 2011 budget hearing Thursday afternoon.

City lawmakers have continued pouring over the budget, making changes, since a two-day work shop last week. Since then, Mayor Otis Johnson and acting City Manager Rochelle Small- Toney have met with the Savannah Film and Tourism Office to decide if combining the department with Leisure Services is a good idea. No decisions have been made, but some council members continue to fight against the recommendation.

"For a very small investment, the city gets a very big return and this is not the year to experiment with a money maker," Alderman Jeff Felser told WTOC.

The next public hearing will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in city council chambers. View the updated city budget here.

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