toledoblade.com -- Toledo could lay off police officers:
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's planned three-day governmental shutdown to help reduce a potential $10 million deficit for 2008 could include temporary layoffs of 'nonessential' police officers.
But the head of the patrolman's union yesterday promised steps to block the idea.
Mr. Finkbeiner on Thursday announced measures to save the city
$1 million by shutting down all nonessential government business for three days - Nov. 26, Dec. 26, and Dec. 31 - and said police and fire protection would not be affected."