Huntington Police, Fire, Public Works Employees Holding News Conference on City Hall Steps

Huntington has a four million dollar deficit and a crisis atmosphere looms. Except Blair Taylor, executive director of the Pension Oversight Board, told the Herald Dispatch that he informed the city on September 9, 2016 of two million in actuarial alterations.

Police and Fire chiefs have, as instructed, prepared recommendations that includes layoffs. The actual number seems in flux depending on time and source. An online petition which has gathered over 1,500 signatures stated 50 firefighters and 30 police officers.

WOWK reported that a total of nine police and fire positions are on the chopping block. A source indicated that all civilian employees of HPD have or will within days be terminated. That means less boots outside .

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Source: Huntington Police, Fire, Public Works Employees Holding News Conference on City Hall Steps