City of Arvin may cancel Christmas Parade

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - First the city of Arvin said its hemorrhaging cash, now city leaders say it could mean cutting this year's Christmas parade.

It's on Tuesday night's agenda at the Arvin Chamber of Commerce meeting, for a discussion and vote ahead of the city's next city council meeting, which is next Tuesday, Nov. 21.

A chamber board member told 17 News the city is asking the chamber to cover the cost.

A resolution states in the past the city has contributed, but city leaders are saying they can no longer afford to absorb the expenses due to Arvin's severe financial situation.

The city recently revealed its facing a $1.8 million budget shortfall, apparently from double-counting revenues.

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