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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
The Muscogee County Sheriff
calls the proposed jail budget bare bones, but it still may not be enough.
Sheriff John Darr says
there's very little wiggle room in his recommended budget for the upcoming
fiscal year that comes to about $26.8 million.
Darr laid out his
financial plan Tuesday line by line to the budget review committee.
"I'm not going to
stand there before the citizens and say we'll get rid of this and this," said
Sheriff Darr. "I don't have that flexibility. I don't have that luxury. Security
of every government building that the city has is my responsibility."
Darr says deputies and
bailiffs guarding security checkpoints at city government buildings is one
major cost and inmate medical expenses. Paul Morris, health services
administrator at the jail, agrees the budget is already tight.
"If the community
wanted the Sheriff to incarcerate fewer people or if the community wanted the
Sheriff to deny those people the constitutional required standard of care,
there's your wiggle room," said Morris.
The jail saw about 14,000 inmates
last year, according to the sheriff. But his proposed budget is about $2
million more than the Mayor's.
"I know with other
department heads we've talked about taking it out of next year's budget if they
go over," said Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Sheriff Darr, Finance
Director Pam Hodge and Mayor Tomlinson say they will come together to see if
they can come to a meeting of the minds with the numbers to see if they can get
to a balanced budget within about two weeks.