In 2007, the city eliminated 24 employee positions, which included the layoffs of 16 workers. The move was said to save an estimated $580,000. Now, Becklenberg said the council needs to consider more layoffs.
“We will have to look at customer service at city hall,” he said. “Can we afford the same staffing levels?” Becklenberg will also tell council members the city could save tens of thousands of dollars every year simply by loosening it’s notoriously rigid architectural and historic review standards.
Ditch that tourist chamber payoff, don’t think it’s done any good.