Elk Grove To Consider Employee Layoffs

The Elk Grove City Council will consider whether or not to layoff city employees at its next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 6. Accordin...

The Elk Grove City Council will consider whether or not to layoff city employees at its next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 6.

According to the city council agenda, city manger Laura Gill will present a report to the council on corrective actions needed in anticipation of revenue shortfalls in the general fund for the next fiscal year.

It has been widely reported the city has already targeted youth coordinator Jim Miller for separation. Last fall Miller was at the center of controversy regarding allegations of misappropriation of city money while he was executive director at the faith-based Elk Grove Teen Center.

Like numerous municipalities, Elk Grove is grappling with falling property and sales tax revenues brought on by the foreclosure crisis and recession. In addition to the closures of dozens of small businesses, two major retailers and two auto dealers at the Elk Grove Auto closed in the last year.

The potential layoffs come just as the city along with the Elk Grove Citizen, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and Frontier Communications kicks off the ““Think, Shop, Live Elk Grove” campaign. The campaign is a joint effort to increase local spending and in turn increase tax revenues.





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