Just a day after Mobile County Commission President Freeman Jockisch declared that it is "business as usual" for the county, officials said the commission is requiring all county-funded offices to cut 3 percent from their current budgets.
Officials said the cuts are needed to deal with declining tax revenues.
Overall, the county is about 3 percent behind in revenues for the year.Jockisch on Tuesday said things were "business as usual" during his
state of the county address.
followed that comment by saying that despite revenue shortfalls, the county still is taking care of its responsibilities, maintaining roads, running the jail and parks and not laying off employees.
said Wednesday that his
description was still apt but said additional services, such as paving school parking lots, may suffer.
said county-funded offices should expect to start from their new, lower allocation when planning this summer for the next fiscal year's budget.
"If you want to hire someone else in your budget, you're going to have to suffer somewhere else," Jockisch