City Attorney Colleen Mejia informed the Teamsters Union last week in a letter that they requested an immediate meeting this week to discuss major layoffs and elimination of position within City Hall and in City government – all of which is represented by the Teamsters.

City officials and CFO Eric Demas have had a fairly positive outlook on the finances of the City this spring despite many setbacks from COVID-19. However, with businesses continuing to be shut down, local revenues like hotels and meals taxes either gone or very low, and State Aid expected to be slashed – the future of the coming City Budget on July 1 seems to now be very much in question.

And it appears the questions are being answered by massive cuts to the City government workforce.