Things Looking Very Bad

For police & fire departments

Up for review:

elimination of five positions and four layoffs in the fire department, five positions and two layoffs in the police department, five positions and two layoffs in public works, and four positions and three layoffs in the library. Other layoffs could occur, Colangelo said.

Also proposed is elimination of the city’s Golf Advisory Committees and ad hoc committees on campaign finance review, the city charter review and oversight of Crespi Pond, and conversion of the city’s ad hoc budget and finance committee to a permanent committee.

Things Looking Very Bad

Union Fights P.G. Job Cuts

Can’t let the cash strapped city control the flow of money to the union . .

A union representing Pacific Grove city employees plans to challenge announced layoffs that will affect its members.

Laborers Local 270 president Tim McCormick, representative for the Santa Cruz-based local’s public employee section, said he plans to attend the Pacific Grove City Council meeting Wednesday to argue that the city doesn’t have the right to cut its members from the staff without negotiating with the union first.

“I pay my dues ahead of time, when the benefits come I’m last in line” – Neil Young

Union Fights PG Job Cuts

The Pie Man Cometh – Jobs Cut In P.G.

Announcements of planned layoffs were given Monday to around 15 Pacific Grove city employees, including department managers, by City Manager Jim Colangelo.

Employees received e-mails Friday asking them to meet with Colangelo on Monday, when they received the news, said Recreation Director John Miller, one of those who got notice.

Three positions would be permanently eliminated, Colangelo said, while others affected will be offered other jobs with the city, “admittedly at a lower pay rate.” The layoffs and reorganization should save the city around $500,000, he said.

The Pie Man Cometh – Jobs Cut In P.G.