Peoria proposal would cut four city employees

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Members of the Peoria City Council will soon decide on laying off four employees. 

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 asked leaders to go back to the drawing board, and find a new plan.

City Manager Patrick Ulrich tells WMBD the new plan includes four layoffs. 

Two management analysts within the police department and one from the fire department would be cut, as well as a city computer mapping employee. 

Ulrich said this plan also requires five furloughs by city employees, however if they have a vacation day, they would only have to use four. 

Under this plan, the police department neighborhood coordinator role would be eliminated and the person in that position would transfer into a new position monitoring the police department body cameras. 

Temporary maintenance workers would be let go a month early. 

Currently, the city has five vacant positions. Those would be kept vacant. There is one vacancy in the police department that will be kept vacant through 2018; the savings there would mean the city does not have to lay off any cadets. 

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