If two Republican county councilors drawn into the same district decided to run for reelection, they would face each another in 2014.
Sophia Travis died of a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
A $1.3 million deficit has been trimmed, but other governmental agencies are still asking for more money in the coming year, not less.
The ten-year abatement forgives 90 percent of property taxes in its first year then slowly increases the company's tax burden thereafter.
Local businesses either retained or created jobs over the past year
The move could save money by keeping some common types of lawsuits out of the Monroe County court system.
The Democratic candidates will face off against Republicans Brian Ellison, Skip Daley and Jennifer Mickel this fall.
Council President Vic Kelson says consolidation may yield the necessary cuts.
The Monroe County Election Board must vote unanimously to create vote centers.
The Monroe County Council has a preliminary budget number for 2012, but still has a way to go before a final number is agreed upon and voted on.