Peoria City Council members have been presented an updated spending plan from City Manager Patrick Urich. The Council is likely to discuss it during Tuesday’s meeting.
The Journal Star reports the new plan includes the layoffs of four employees – three management analysts in the police and fire departments, and a GIS technician in the IT department.
A vacancy for a police officer would not be filled along with vacancies in the city’s legal, public works, finance and community development departments.
Furloughs that were discussed before remain in place, but not for as many days. Affected employees would be required to take four unpaid days off before Veterans Day, rather than eight days as discussed previously.
The new plan also would mean City Hall would not have to be closed every Monday as originally proposed.
Urich says the latest spending plan would allow the city to put $605,000 back into its reserve fund.
Of the proposed cuts, only an engineer in the city’s public works department and a purchasing coordinator in the finance department are union.
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