Commission splits on budget

County commission passes new budget on 3-2 vote as Dickie and Reynolds balk on ending special road crew

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission approved its fiscal year 2022-23 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Steven Dickie and Karean Reynolds voting no due to the elimination of the road department’s special projects crew.

Commissioner Brandon Smith made the motion to approve the budget and Commissioner Scottie Stewart issued the second. Board Chairman Raymond Wiggins joined Smith and Stewart in voting yes, while Dickie and Reynolds voted no.

Dickie said he could not vote yes for the budget that eliminated the special projects road crew.

Reynolds agreed, noting that the special proje...

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