May 30, 2014

EDITORIAL: What are our community priorities?

What happens when your bills are more than your income? Essentially, that’s what the Macon-Bibb County Commission is wrestling with in creating its fiscal 2015 budget. The mayor has certain priorities -- equalizing the tax bills between city and county taxpayers. A laudable goal for sure, but what’s on the table that is deemed not a priority? The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Tubman African American Museum, Douglass Theatre, adult literacy programs, Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Office and Middle Georgia Community Food Bank are on that nonpriority list and the mayor has proposed eliminating the $857,200 that’s in the current year’s budget.

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