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Grass Valley Adjusting Personnel to Control Costs

The City of Grass Valley is adjusting personnel as part of an effort to reduce expenses during the COVID-19 crisis. City Manager Tim Kiser says that there will be a hiring freeze for a number of positions as well as a handful of layoffs of existing workers to help curtail losses from sales tax and hotel occupancy taxes.

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The frozen positions include public safety positions as well as pupblic works and administration.

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The layoffs include an Assistant Engineer, a full time and one-partime accountant, and a senior administrative clerk.
Kiser says the loss of sales and occupancy tax is having a dramatic impact on the General Fund, but the additonal loss of Measure E Funds is also significant.

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Kiser says the city is estimating a loss of 300 thousand dollars in sales tax for the remainder of this fiscal year and potentially another 600 thousand dollars next year.

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