County to make big budget cuts

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County is going to have to streamline and make some big budget cuts.

The county needs to cut $5 million from its budget.

How will that happen?

“If we have vacant positions, do we need to fill those positions? Can we go ahead and have departments share positions?” said Teresa Bird, Bernalillo County manager of finance.

Besides staffing, the county will look at saving money with contracts from cellphone providers and other services like printers and copiers.

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