Panama City Beach City Council visits yearly budget

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 6:20 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Councilmen were talking money Wednesday morning as the Panama City Beach City Council discussed its upcoming budget.

City officials scratched the surface of only a few topics during the budget meeting.

They looked at exciting new projects that were suggested in the plan, like two new fire stations and a fire training tower. Some of those projects will be funded by grants.

All councilmen seemed to agree on one topic that needed to be revisited. Adding more employees to an already extensive payroll.

“I know a lot of us talked about being conservative in our spending,” Panama City Beach City Councilman Michael Jarman said. “Taking a hard look at the 14 additional employees, what was on the original five-year plan and what was not.”

City officials say they will have as many budget meetings as they need to get through all of it. They expect to have it finalized in September.

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