Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill says City Council members may have to decide on eliminating some city services altogether in the next budget year. This comes as administrators prepare a budget for consideration next winter. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/10-11-City-Budget-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=10-11 City Budget Wrap1-WEB]
The city’s staff is already 10% less than a few years ago, and many services are already reduced. City Manager Chris Morrill says the city faces a good possibility of having less revenue next year than right now, especially funding specifically for schools. And this time, he says, Roanoke may have to eliminate some services altogether, not just reduce them.
Morrill says any proposed service eliminations would be determined with the help of city employee and citizen committees. He does not plan to submit a budget that would raise any taxes.