James Perkins Jr. may not officially take over as mayor of Selma until Nov. 2, but he started the day after winning the Oct. 6 runoff putting plans in place to prepare to take office.
One of the first major items of business will be setting a budget, he said. After not approving a budget for the last four years, the City Council voted last month to punt the 2021 budget to the new administration that was elected in the Oct. 6 runoff.
Perkins, who served as mayor from 2000 to 2008, said he knows how to establish a working budget but needs to look at spending over the last few years and talk to department heads to determine what the current budget should be.
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