Council meets about new budget cuts Tuesday

Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Toledo City Council meets Tuesday, April 7 to consider several cost cutting measures aimed at reducing a $27 million budget deficit.

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has given council seven measures to suspend pension pick-ups and lower wages for most union workers. That includes police officers and the fire department.

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Get the details that affect you and your neighborhood from City Council Member Tom Waniewski in our WTOL web chat Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m.

The plan includes (in part)

  • A 10% pay cut for all city workers as well as moving to 36-hour week.
  • Increasing the garbage fee.
  • Privatizing trash collection.
  • Reducing Fire Dept. overtime
  • See the full list of revenue enhancements and cost reductions.

Police layoffs will be reduced in the mayor's new plan. Instead of 75, 40 officers will be laid off.