North Las Vegas slashes more than $33 million from its budget-fire-police layoffs looming www.privateofficer.com
NORTH LAS VEGAS NV May 17 2012 – The streets of North Las Vegas may soon have fewer patrols after city leaders voted unanimously to slash more than $33 million from its budget.
Public service is not the only place cuts could be seen.
The city has until June 1 to submit a final budget, and city leaders say the only way they can avoid those cuts is if unions agree to more concessions..
City leaders say up to 100 North Las Vegas Police Department employees, 57 Fire Department employees, and 60 other city employees could receive pink slips.
City officials have been trying for months to get unions representing employees to agree to concessions, mainly to skip raises once again.
The unions, which represent police, firefighters and municipal employees, have refused.
In a surprise move Tuesday, one union, Teamsters Local 14, says it’ll come back to the table.
Although union leaders with the police and firefighters association have not agreed to anything yet, they also say they are still open to negotiations.
But time is running out. The city has 17 days to present that final plan to the state. The final budget will go into effect July 1.