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Cities hope to keep court fee revenue

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 5:47 a.m.

Ernest Cate, Springdale District Court judge, speaks Thursday to people appearing in the court.
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Ernest Cate, Springdale District Court judge, speaks Thursday to people appearing in the court.

City councils in four small Washington County cities called special meetings this month hoping to keep their court fine revenue from being put in the back of a line.

At A Glance

• 2011

Revenue: $38,976,886

Expenditures: $43,460,843

Balance: $5,804,146

• 2010

Revenue: $43,466,602

Expenditures: $45,820,441

Balance: $10,288,103

• 2009

Revenue: $43,636,143

Expenditures: $40,982,265

Balance: 12,641,942

• 2008

Revenue: $44,886,345

Expenditures: $46,532,815

Balance: $9,988,064

Source: Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit

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