Aspen facing additional $1 million in budget cuts

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Aspen, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen City Council will consider cutting $1 million from the 2009 as officials deal with declining sales tax revenues.
City officials say the recommendation to trim the $23.9 million budget will include personnel cuts. Six city employees were already laid off earlier this month. City Manager Steve Barwick says the budget cuts are necessary in part because of a projected 12 percent drop in sales tax revenues for 2009.
The City Council will meet Tuesday evening to discuss the recommended cuts. About $2.4 million has already been slashed from the city's budget.
Officials are also considering saving $30,000 annually from employee rewards programs, including one that encourages workers to commute without their cars.

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