Goodman hopeful cuts can be avoided |

Goodman hopeful cuts can be avoided

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says he hopes the city will reach an agreement with unions on the 2011 budget to avoid 141 city employee job cuts.

Goodman said Thursday at City Hall that he understands progress is being made. He says a preliminary budget has to be sent to the state by April 15, with a final budget to be send to the state in May.

The city is facing a $70 million shortfall. The city council approved a tentative budget in early March that would cut programs and eliminate the 141 jobs.

Goodman says he’s open to concessions from employee unions such as reductions in benefits, reductions in salaries or some sort of combination.


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