The interim city administrator says the projected deficit could more than double to over $4 million by the end of June. He cites one-time costs, including legal bills stemming from the salary scandal.
As the Bell City Council prepared to debate drastic budget cuts Thursday night to stave off bankruptcy, the city's top administrator said its finances were even more desperate than suspected and were worsening because of extraordinary legal bills and other costs facing the scandal-scarred city.
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