Do you support a proposal for furloughs for city employees?

Yes, furloughs could save money while also preventing layoffs. 100 votes

28.57%

No, city should instead look at all staff positions and eliminate those that aren't needed. 205 votes

58.57%

No, city should cut services and programs before it cuts employee pay. 45 votes

12.86%

350 total votes

Comments

cityworker 5 years, 2 months ago

What does a furlough do? A furlough allows you to quickly and some what comfortably cut money from the budget with out affecting employee's to much. Do you really think that Jon Roberts could come in and in the first three weeks know which positions are and aren't needed. With 4 hours out of our work week, our level of service isn't for the community isn't being cut to drasticly. However, this is going to save almost half of the 3 millon council has directed that Roberts cut. Once all this commotion settles down, then Jon Roberts will surely figure out what our staff needs are.

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realfeel 5 years, 1 month ago

Now here is an employee "city employee" that could be eliminated for writing a post on a Monday morning on city time. Another good place to look is the last 5 years of new positions. I'm sure Jon Roberts will figure this out.

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ybul 5 years, 1 month ago

Here is a real world example of a government funding crisis that was turned into a success story.

www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2004&month=04

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