City officials this week warned that it’s going to take longer to trim trees, fix potholes and respond to emails following a reorganization that cuts 110 employees from Glendale’s municipal workforce.
Not since the year 2000 will the workforce have been so lean, officials said during a City Council meeting this week, adding that they hope the community understands the impact to public services.
“This has not been easy. It has not been treated lightly,” said Councilman Dave Weaver. “Drastic steps had to be taken.”
The restructuring will save the city $9 million in its General Fund, which pays for library, police and other city services, and $18 million citywide.
As part of the planned shake-up, which includes retirements and layoffs, the city will lose 140 positions. But after 30 of those are filled, the net loss will be 110.