Atwater Considers Shortening Work Week

July 10, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
High gas prices and rising utility bills have one north valley city considering a four-day work week.Atwater administrators are researching the possible benefits of switching city employees to four, ten-hour work days. Administrators said estimates show it could save $8,000 dollars per year in power bills, and 1,000 per month on gasoline.

Officials are concerned closing city offices on a weekday may be inconvenient for residents.

Atwater's Assistant City Manager said it will likely be at least a month before a final presentation is ready for the City Council. Any changes must be negotiated with employee labor unions.


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