City seeks more pension debt relief
ANNAPOLIS - After asking for a $5 million reduction in its nearly $10 million pension debt last year and coming away with half that amount, Hagerstown officials are again seeking financial help from the Maryland General Assembly.
Now they want the other half.
City officials on Tuesday presented their case during a brief hearing before the House Appropriations Committee for legislation that would further trim the pension debt by $2.5 million.
That would allow the city to pay off the remaining $5 million without significantly affecting the city's budget or services, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.