Greenville’s mayor has announced a campaign to recruit a plastic surgeon and other workers to help fix the city’s gaping budget gap.
Mayor William Bell told the Greenville News he has already hired six workers to fix the problem.
He said his campaign would continue hiring people in the coming weeks to fill positions.
“There is a long road ahead, and I know that this community is eager to get it fixed,” Bell said.
The mayor has been criticized by some local residents for the city and state’s $4 billion budget gap since he took office in January.
The city has struggled to balance its $5 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 and the state has already spent more than $1 billion on new projects.
Bell has defended his hiring and called the state’s spending cuts “inevitable.”