Quincy mayor hosts town hall meeting - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Quincy mayor hosts town hall meeting

Posted:
Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore hosts a town hall meeting at the Kroc Center. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore hosts a town hall meeting at the Kroc Center.
Mayor Moore discusses city finances. Mayor Moore discusses city finances.
The audience consisted of people who work for the city and everyday citizens. The audience consisted of people who work for the city and everyday citizens.
A graphic showing the fiscal year 2018 finances for the City of Quincy. A graphic showing the fiscal year 2018 finances for the City of Quincy.
Mayor Moore discusses home rule sales tax. Mayor Moore discusses home rule sales tax.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The City of Quincy is facing a $1.2 million budget shortfall in the next year and now city officials are coming together to try and find a solution. 

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night, discussing the state of Illinois' budget and how it impacts city finances.

Moore says with the budget shortfall and declining sales tax revenue, the city will run out of money in its reserves in two and a half years. 

"Do we adopt revenue enhancements?" said Moore. "I know it's an unpopular topic but if we are going to maintain city services we are going to have to do that. Or do we essentially gut city services and then people will no longer get the services that they expect out of the City of Quincy?"

City council will vote on cost saving options when they're presented in February. The budget will then be formed in March and released in April. 

Powered by Frankly