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UPDATE: Macon-Bibb committee sends 3 mil increase to commission vote

The Macon-Bibb County committee approved a millage rate increase proposal of 3 at Thursday's special called meeting. Commissioners will now vote on this at next Thursday's commission meeting/Claudia Coco (WGXA)

UPDATE 2:30 P.M.

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon-Bibb County committee approved a millage rate increase proposal of 3 at Thursday's special called meeting. Commissioners will now vote on this at next Thursday's commission meeting.

It passed by a 5-4 vote on Thursday.

Commissioner Elaine Lucas motioned for the 3 mil increase, as you can see here:

The discussion lasted for about two hours on Thursday.

Commissioner Valerie Wynn said the commission does not want to stop funding for Macon Transit Authority and Macon-Bibb libraries -- calling it "cruel and unusual punishment. "

RELATED: Macon Transit Authority says it can provide service until Aug. 31 AND Washington Memorial Library to close due to lack of Macon-Bibb Co. funding

Mayor Robert Reichert also spoke early during the meeting, explaining how if they cannot come to a resolution, the county will go bankrupt:

For more on the meeting, check Claudia Coco's Twitter page here. Be sure to follow her as well!

ORIGINAL STORY

MACON, Ga. -- The Macon-Bibb County committee is meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the millage rate. On Tuesday, Macon-Bibb commissioners tabled the millage rate proposal.

Funding still remains in question, causing several outside agencies like the Macon Transit Authority and library system to prepare for shutdown.


RELATED: MACON-BIBB COUNTY'S TIMELINE FOR PASSING MILLAGE RATE, AMENDING BUDGET

This is a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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