Durango mulling layoffs due to budget crunch | VailDaily.com

Durango mulling layoffs due to budget crunch

DURANGO, Colorado – Durango city officials are looking at laying off 12 employees and eliminating other positions to cover projected shortfalls in next year’s budget.

Getting rid of a total of 27 positions would save the city $1.2 million annually – $607,000 from the vacant positions, $609,000 from the staffed positions. Officials haven’t said which jobs would be targeted.

Durango has already slashed $2.59 million in spending, but is still in the hole because of a 10 percent drop in revenue.

The city has put off maintenance and purchases because of the financial crunch. City officials are also considering reducing the $586,000 in contracts with community groups.

A public hearing on the new budget is set for Nov. 17


Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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