Wed., January 11, 2012 9:30am (EST)

Augusta Youth Programs Face Cuts
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
The proposal to eliminate youth programs in Augusta comes as City Administrator Fred Russell looks for ways to trim $2.26 million from department budgets. (Photo Courtesy of Casey Carpenter.)
The proposal to eliminate youth programs in Augusta comes as City Administrator Fred Russell looks for ways to trim $2.26 million from department budgets. (Photo Courtesy of Casey Carpenter.)
Youth programs would be eliminated and 13 employees would lose their jobs under a proposed $871,000 spending cut to Augusta's recreation department.

The Augusta Chronicle reported the plan involves five of the city's 16 recreation centers: Sand Hills, Carrie J. Mays, Diamond Lakes, Henry Brigham and Blythe.

The proposal comes as Augusta City Administrator Fred Russell looks for ways to trim $2.26 million from department budgets.

Russell said he will seek direction about the cuts at a commission meeting Wednesday at 3 p.m.