City of Peoria Prepares Layoff Notices

Aug 24, 2018

Peoria city hall council chambers.
Credit Peoria Public Radio

The city of Peoria is preparing for a workforce reduction. Layoff notices were issued this month to 11 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union or AFSME.

The city of Peoria wants to build its cash reserves, but is facing a budget deficit instead.

More than a dozen Public Works Department employees were issued temporary notices. Those workers are expected to return in time for snow season.

In recent months, city officials had proposed a number of cost saving measures including furloughs for all non-emergency personnel and Monday closures for City Hall.