Anderson to cut cops, firefighters

September 27, 2012

Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith has submitted a budget plan that would cut seven police officers and 23 firefighters in order to erase a $1.5 million deficit. Smith said the city lost revenue due to property-tax caps and has had to pay more for road repairs because the county cut a wheel tax. The city, he said, has avoided the cuts for several years while trimming other areas of the budget.