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KZMU News: Tuesday May 26, 2020

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Facing plummeting sales tax revenue and ongoing financial hardship, Moab City has restructured their staff. On Thursday, administrators informed “a number” of current employees across all departments that they would be laid off beginning June 4th. Moab City and Grand County – both reliant on tourism dollars – are scaling back their budgets, focusing on funding their essential services. Plus, a conversation with the Moab Sun News on the hotspot funding committee’s latest ideas to solve transportation congestion across the community.

 

 

Downtown Moab Memorial Day Weekend

Show Notes

City, County Face Tough Budget Decisions –

5/21 Press Release: City Announces Staff Restructuring As Sales Tax Revenues Fall
City-Announces-Staff-Reductions-As-Sales-Tax-Revenues-Fall

Moab City Total Numbers for both the March 13th staff changes and the May 21st Reductions in Force/Furloughs:

Moab City Total Numbers

Additional Local Budget Reading:
5/22 Moab Sun News, Council debates how and where to cut https://www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_14f47ec0-9c57-11ea-a9cd-1304966f29f9.html
5/21 The Times Independent, County to diversify post-virus
https://moabtimes.com/2020/05/21/county-to-diversify-post-virus/
5/15 The Times Independent, City: Nothing left to cut but jobs
https://moabtimes.com/2020/05/15/city-nothing-left-to-cut-but-jobs/
5/12 Moab Sun News, Moab tax revenue plummets
https://www.moabsunnews.com/covid-19/article_36bb8e96-96de-11ea-90f5-e70c4b020b45.html
5/8 The Times-Independent, County could cut budget by 30%
https://moabtimes.com/2020/05/08/county-could-cut-budget-by-30/

Hotspot Funding Committee –
5/22 Moab Sun News, Hotspot funding, round two
https://www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_565a3fe0-9c56-11ea-84c5-ef84a0b157f0.html
Hotspot Committee Info
https://moabcity.org/558/UDOT-Hotspot-Funding-for-Moab-Area
5/27 Hotspot Committee Agenda
https://moabcity.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05272020-939?html=true

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