Evansville City Council cuts $2.8 million from budget

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville City Council cut $2.8 million from the budget Monday.

Officials say a loss in revenue has hit the city due to the coronavirus.

One of the biggest losses is coming from the METS bus service, as ridership is down significantly.

Thecity is also making cuts to the Evansville Fire department due to what officials say was a data entry error. Other cuts came from funds for EPD and EFD equipment which were under projected costs.

Additionally, the city also says it’s postponing painting a section of Mesker Park Zoo, which will save Evansville additional funds.

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