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Public Employee Unions and Management: Working together to solve budget problems

City leaders agreed to cut about $4.5 million from city departments and unions in an effort to close a budget gap for this fiscal year. The cuts approved Monday night included suspending a police department physical fitness program, using police helicopters less, having firefighters forego raises for the next 18 months, and increasing employees’ contribution to retirement funds. No full-time city staff members were laid off.

You Can Make a Difference

  OK, I know. At this time of year we’re all inundated constantly and everywhere with requests to donate food and/or toys to this or that worthy charity. And we do our best to help. Yes, I’m about to make yet another pitch. This one’s different. There’s an urgency. The Southwest Community Center in Santa…