SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - The Southaven Board of Aldermen is cutting more money, not from the mayor's pay, but from the Chamber of Commerce.
Alderman Ronnie Hale said the board has been reviewing their expenses carefully, and decided to cut back drastically on the amount given to the chamber on monthly basis.
The chamber's budget is being slashed by about half.
Hale said the city pays the Chamber of Commerce a little over $18,000 a month; that will be cut back to a $9,600 monthly payment.
The decision came after it was revealed the chamber was making payments to Mayor Greg Davis.
"We're looking at everything that's spent, making sure we're getting the best use of money for our citizens," Hale said.
The alderman also promised one thing to everybody who shows up at Tuesday night's meeting, ""Everyone will get a chance to speak if that's what they want to do."
One of the topics many people have said they want to bring up is whether the mayor double-billed the city and chamber for reimbursements to his credit cards.
Davis denies the accusation, but you can bet he's going to get several questions on it at the meeting.