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megimoo
11-06-2010, 01:42 PM
Tucson City Manager: 400 Workers Face Layoff

A day after a city sales tax hike was soundly rejected by voters, Tucson City Manager Mike Letcher and Mayor Bob Walkup announced an estimated 400 city workers could be laid off.Which jobs will be cut will be identified by Letcher and discussed by the City Council on Jan. 5.

Letcher said exactly who will be laid off is still to be determined, and the number of layoffs could be greatly reduced by attrition, although he declined to project how much the reduction could be because he said he just didn't know.He said those layoffs will include police officers and firefighters if there is not enough attrition in those departments.

Both Walkup and Letcher said the public was clear that they wanted to see more cuts, and Letcher blamed the sales tax increase's failure on a national movement by voters who are demanding smaller government
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http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_925864a8-e799-11df-87ed-001cc4c03286.html

fettpett
11-06-2010, 03:22 PM
why do they always go after the Police and Fire departments? aren't there enough other workers that could be cut?

megimoo
11-06-2010, 03:30 PM
why do they always go after the Police and Fire departments? aren't there enough other workers that could be cut?They make the most money !

fettpett
11-06-2010, 03:55 PM
They make the most money !

not usually...the office workers at city hall tend to. Still irritates me

NJCardFan
11-06-2010, 04:06 PM
They make the most money !

Actually, the ones who make the most money are the politically appointed do nothings but they never get cut.

Calypso Jones
11-06-2010, 04:53 PM
Serving the community like this should be done non gratis. These people ought to have other jobs that make them money. I'm talking mayor, council members. There shouldn't be any secretaries or dam few. Mayor/councilmembers oughta be cleaning the building themselves. Firemen and policemen provide real service to the community and they should earn salaries.