City of Atwater gives out 38 pink slips

October 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dozens of Atwater city employees have received pink slips this week.

A total of 38-employees are impacted, and the acting city manager says those lay-offs are set to take effect October 29th. He hopes at least 24 of the positions can be reinstated, but the city is facing a more than $3-million budget deficit.

The city is holding a special meeting Wednesday night, and the City Council could vote to declare a fiscal emergency.

The closed session starts at 4:30, followed by a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Atwater Civic Center.