Council to debate new cuts to staff and community groups

The City Council is scheduled to discuss steeper revenue shortfalls than had been expected earlier this year. Some on the council want to focus new budget cuts at the staffing level, laying off as many as 30 employees. Others want to focus the cuts on the amount the city doles out to arts, social service and business nonprofits. Read my story here.

The council is expected to begin their workshop on city finances at 5:30 p.m. today. The regular council meeting begins at 7 p.m.