Salinas workers present alternatives to service cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTL: Khanh T. Weinberg, Communications Director
(408) 678-3364 | khanh.weinberg@seiu521.org

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

SALINAS – At the urging of city workers, the Salinas City Council invited city employee bargaining groups to present – in public – their alternatives to budget and program cuts. SEIU Local 521 members will share cost-saving ideas at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Some new ideas to be presented to the Council include:

• Add inspection process to existing property disclosures when a property is sold
• Increase fines for illegal home constructions
• Use existing city crew to maintain and repair fire and police vehicles, not outsourcing
• Review supervisor-to-staff ratio

WHAT: Salinas City Council considers mid-year budget adjustments

WHO: City employee groups present alternatives to budget cuts

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 4 PM

WHERE: Salinas Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Avenue

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The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. SEIU is dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. For more information, visit www.seiu521.org

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