Fulton wrangles with projected $74.1 million deficit

Fulton County commissioners will meet Monday to start figuring out how to close a projected $74.1 million deficit without raising taxes or slashing popular services. Since the board rejected finance managers' advice to raise the property tax rate, County Manager Zachary Williams has suggested cutting out Sunday hours at 11 libraries, postponing work on a south Fulton health clinic, furloughing employees for five days and reducing funding for arts groups, nonprofits and nature centers.

Commissioners told him there may be other ways to save. Monday's meeting starts at 2 p.m. in the 4th-floor conference room of the Fulton County Government Center in downtown Atlanta.