Deficit May Result in Five Layoffs for Calif. FD
Dec. 19--Riverside Fire Authority could lose up to six firefighters in 2014 -- one to retirement and five to layoffs -- as means of reducing a massive, unexpected budget deficit of more than $400,000.
"This is a fairly significant amount of lost revenue over a fairly short period of time," Riverside Fire Authority Chief Jim Walkowski told the Riverside Governance Board Wednesday night during its final meeting of the year. The six-person staff reduction would shrink the 27-firefighter force...
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