Peoria notifies city employees of numerous layoffs

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The City of Peoria has sent out layoff notices to several city employees.

These notices went out to 11 members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union. The AFSCME layoffs will go into effect Aug. 31. 

While these notices were sent out Aug. 15 and 16, they are still being negotiated and finalized with the union. 

16 employees from the Public Works Department also received temporary layoff notices, rather than taking furlough days that were previously being considered.

The temporary layoffs will be in effect until the snow season. 

Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich said these layoffs will effectively help the city with its recent budget problems. 

Earlier this year, to help manage budget issues, the city offered to close City Hall every other Monday and force city employees to take 11 furlough days. Council members then asked leaders to go back to the drawing board and find a new plan.

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