Over the past few days, the City reached an agreement with the EFD to avoid layoffs. Tonight, the Finance Committee will review the agreement and recommend approval or rejection of the Agreement. The Agreement specifically requires Council approval and contains certain items that must be approved by Council, such as funding sources for various activities, approval of the changes to the Elyria Firefighters collective bargaining agreement and an agreement by the City to place a special tax on the ballot (property, income tax increase or income tax credit reduction) to be dedicated to the EFD.
A copy of the ordinance and the Agreement are available in the documents section of this web page. If you have questions or comments about this issue, plan to attend the Finance Committee tonight at 6 p.m., submit your comments to the Clerk of Council's office (326-1550) or contact a Council member. The Finance Committee consists of:
Forrest Bullocks, Chair: 322-7370, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Callahan: 365-8972, email@example.com
Garry Gibbs: 322-6960, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lary Tanner: 322-2521 (no email available)