The Council is looking at ways to make up a $3 million budget shortfall. It was explained to us yesterday that layoffs are not out of the question, although the city (90,000) I work for has never done that in the past. There is always a first time for everything. Executive staff is meeting all day today and were are told will come to a conclusion as to what will happen. I suspect at best - furlough and at worst - layoffs. When development does not happen, my department is the first to go. Police still respond to calls, water/sewer still function, etc. I have not told my wife yet becuase it may amount to nothing but if it happens, I don't know what I will do. It's not like planners are in great demand at the moment.
(Dan) Moved from the FAC.