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Layoffs at Grass Valley City Hall

About a half-dozen workers at Grass Valley City Hall will be losing their jobs. Those cuts made today as part of a cost-cutting measure by the city. City Manager Bob Richardson says the layoffs were negotiated with the city’s main labor union…

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Richardson says the jobs include a few in the planning department, and a couple of civilian clerks in the police department…

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Richardson says the layoffs will save the city almost 300-thousand dollars a year. Richardson says all is not that bleak for the city, however. He says over the next five years, the city was expecting about a two-million dollar deficit, but these layoffs and a couple of other moves have drastically reduced that…

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Richardson says none of the future moves should result in layoffs. If the City Council ratifies the agreement as expected next week, the layoffs would go into effect the following day.

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