The city of Kankakee's financial leaders are working on ways to handle a loss of $2.4 million in sales tax revenue.
Mayor Nina Epstein indicated at a special finance meeting (Tues) that plans may call for a public safety fee on water bills to avoid lay-offs. The lay-offs, if they happen, could effect the fire and police departments. A vehicle sticker-fee is also being discussed.
Other budget cuts would come into play.
The Mayor explained there's several proposed budget cuts and a re-distribution of money. Epstein said $35 - $40, in her thought process, is not too much to help balance a budget with a loss of some $2.4 million.