BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, the present budget situation requires that the administration, city council and employees work as a team to deliver the best possible services at the lowest cost; and
WHEREAS, good management practices require that the administration and city council respect the talents, experience and opinions of employees to help balance the budget; and
WHEREAS, wages earned by city employees help strengthen the local economy; and
WHEREAS, city employees depend on their jobs to support families;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth adopts a policy of “no layoff” of city employees commencing with the adoption of this resolution, such policy to be used in budget processing.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution establishes the policy that the council will not allow layoff of employees to be the method used to establish a balanced budget.