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City lays off four employees amid coronavirus-induced revenue shortfalls

'I'm disappointed to be hearing this in a public meeting,' said one affected staff member

Series: Coronavirus | Story 117

Last updated 7/8/2020 at 2:38pm

City Council members learned that the City will need to lay off four employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – and it was the first time some of those staff members had learned the news, too.

"I do have to say that I am quite disappointed to be hearing this info during a public meeting. Common courtesy might have been to notify the affected employees and/or union, in order to maybe come to the table," said Kim Mason-Hatt, who works in the Public Works Department, during the public comment period of the June 9 City Council meeting.

She is also the president of the City's union-repr...

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