Furloughs could save city money | TheUnion.com

Furloughs could save city money

Grass Valley city employees are being asked to consider furloughs and shorter work weeks in an effort to balance the city’s 2008-2009 budget, which remains about $200,000 in the red.

“A lot of employee (bargaining) groups stepped up and said we’re willing to do something,” said City Administrator Dan Holler.

Paperwork has just been sent out on the plans to reduce hours and payroll, Holler said, and it is too soon to see how many people might take advantage of it.

The city is looking to save $50,000 to cut into the deficit, “and the goal is to get that to zero in the next six months,” Holler said.

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