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Biloxi budget approval vote set for Sept. 20

The Biloxi City Council has questioned the budget for the coming year that has the city spending $60.4 million while taking in revenue of $57.3 million.

The Sun Herald reports Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said Tuesday the administration expects to start the fiscal year Oct. 1 with a $5 million balance.

Gilich expects to end the fiscal year with $1.9 million left of the present $5 million fund balance.

The council is scheduled to vote on the budget Sept. 20.

Gilich said salaries and benefits make up more than 60 percent of the budget. He said the city had to hire staff to take over management of the $355 million infrastructure contract, and for the court department to satisfy a lawsuit brought against the city by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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