Mayor Kathy Taylor
BY P.J. LASSEK
"Police and fire unions are examining what costs they can defer for a year to offset eight furlough days set out in the city's newly approved budget, Mayor Kathy Taylor said Friday.
'We have been meeting with the unions every week,' Taylor said. 'They have been really supportive and helpful.'
Taylor added the unions still have to sell any final negotiation to their members.
On Thursday, the City Council narrowly approved Taylor's budget of roughly $567 million, down from the original $578 million, following a contentious three-hour meeting."