Detroit City Council subcommittee held hearings on Mayor Dave Bing's proposed $1B city budget
Proposed budget includes $4 million reduction for 9-member council
The Detroit City Council held annual hearings on Mayor Dave Bing's budget.
Hearings begin at 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall before the Council's budget, finance and audit standing committee. Public comment briefly followed at 5 p.m. before the session was adjourned.
Bing presented the city's proposed $1 billion fiscal year 2013-14 budget earlier this month. It includes a $4 million reduction for that nine-member City Council.
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The mayor's proposal also calls for filling about 40 emergency medical services positions, but leaves unfilled about 100 other vacancies across departments, including police.
Detroit's budget deficit is about $327 million, which Bing said could increase to $380 million by June.
State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr has final say over Detroit budget recommendations.
Detroit's new fiscal year begins July 1.
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