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December 14, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Police, Fire Dept. layoffs delayed by Tacoma council

From The Associated Press

TACOMA– About 100 Tacoma police officers and firefighters who are facing layoffs got a 30-day reprieve Tuesday when the City Council approved a delay to review budget options and negotiate with labor unions.

The News Tribune reports the city is going ahead with plans to lay off 67 other city employees and to cut wages for nonunion workers as it tries to close a $31 million budget gap.

The council agreed to raise revenue by increasing fees for business licenses, false fire alarms and red-light camera tickets. Those measures are expected to raise about $900,000 next year.

 

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