Agencies ask MB City Council to be spared from funding cuts

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A tight budget year in Myrtle Beach means area leaders will have to cut corners to save money, but on Tuesday, a number of organizations made their case on why they deserve city funding.

Officials said the purpose of the meeting was to allow outside agencies and organizations to argue why they should continue to receive funding from the city. The Coast RTA, Boys and Girls Club, and Citizens Against Spousal Abuse were among the organizations asking to stay in the budget.

The Myrtle Beach City Council said it doesn't want to take crucial funding away from community organizations, but it's necessary to make ends meet.

"Year to year, we're usually about $3.5 million to $4 million down in terms of revenue [in the total budget], so we're having to find a variety of eliminations or savings across the board," Myrtle Beach City Councilman Wayne Gray said.

Myrtle Beach city leaders expect to take a vote on who will receive funding before June 30.

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