Greg Reeves served on the Decatur city council from 2008 to 2012.
He tells me this isn't the first time the city has experienced a shortfall but and he says it isn't the end of the world.
Reeves says business will still look at the area because a million-and-a-half dollar deficit sounds like a lot but it is manageable. He said he had the same thing happen while he was in office and it didn't stop potential projects from happening.
The former city councilman says city leaders will have to get creative in how to make that money up
"Decatur certainly has a lot going for it and the investments have been wise. It takes a while," said Reeves. "You invest in something and it takes a while to see a return. Some if it requires faith. You don't know that things are going to turn out the way you hope, but you do your best and plan and try to make the best city you can make."
The current council put a lot of faith in the Sweetwater development, and they say it's still an ongoing project.
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