Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Lodi City Council discusses possible layoffs

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:39 am, Wed May 18, 2011.

The Lodi City Council is in the middle of drafting a budget, and city staff gave reports on five of the departments' finances to the council on Tuesday.

The message? Employees need to agree to concessions, or else there will be widespread layoffs that affect services.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 20 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 20 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 209-369-2761. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

2 comments:

  • Jackson Scott posted at 2:08 pm on Wed, May 18, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    Nice breakdowns Roy.

    I've been into the library a handful of times the past two months as I'm researching a paper. The one thing I have noticed on more than 3 times is that the library seems to be over-staffed.

    When I walk in or as I'm checking out a book there is 3 or 4 employees at the "checkout center." And at least 2 of them seem to be doing nothing, zero, zip, nada.

    And while I'm on the library, I wish they would kick out the loud talking people from Main Street (or homeless?). I asked them once to please quiet down & to use their library voice- needless to say I was greeted with a nasty retort of foul language & hand gestures. When I reported it to the staff upon leaving they just looked like they didn't care, or are afraid of the enforce the rules.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 1:34 pm on Wed, May 18, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    The total estimated expenditures of those departments listed is about 19 million dollars. I believe this amount is about 10% Lodi's total annual spend.
    It appears all departments employee cost is expected rise in all five departments.

    Library expenditures $1.43 mil---employee cost increase $144k= 10% increase
    Transit expenditures $5.87 mil---employee cost increase $61k= 1% increase
    Streets expenditures $4.46 mil---employee cost increase $222k= 5% increase
    Community develop $1.30 mil---employee cost increase $149k= 11% increase
    Parks and recreation $6.30 mil-- employee cost increase $ 393k= 6% increase

    I don't believe folks working in the private sector are winning these kinds of increases.
    Get a grip people!

    Streets expenditures $4.46 mil---employee cost increase

     
Readers Choice Awards 2014
City of Lodi Leaf Pickup Schedule

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists