Proposal would furlough KCMO city staff

Kansas City Hall
Posted at 7:44 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 08:44:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council’s Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee is set to review a resolution that would call on the City Manager to develop a plan for one-week furloughs for city staff.

There is no timeline for the committee to approve the resolution, which would also require the full council to approve the measure, but once passed, the city manager would have one week to produce the plan.

Earlier this summer, city departments were asked to run scenarios on different percentage cuts to their budgets.

Kansas City is not alone when dealing with the financial impact of the pandemic on local budgets.

The Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County already implemented a 10-day furlough for most employees in June.

Missouri state officials expect to finish about $1 billion under the revenue that was predicted for the year.

Kansas also predicts having to make deep cuts to critical services due to budget shortfalls if aid from the federal government can't mitigate losses.

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