UPDATE MONROE, La (06/25/20) — Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo held a press conference today to address the local economy over the last few months in Monroe.
He said that their projected sales tax would decline by 50% for April and May. In April, sales tax declined 27.1% and in May, it decreased by 8.7%. Due to the promising development of the economy, the city is lifting two previously announced budget restrictions for city employees.
“Effective immediately we will be lifting the one hour per week furlough for our employees and also we will be increasing maximum part-time hours from 20 to 25 hours per week,” said Jamie Mayo, Mayor of Monroe.
City employees will see the change in the next pay period for both semi-monthly employees and by- weekly employees.
MONROE, La. — Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo held a COVID-19 update briefing on Thursday afternoon to give an update on the city’s response to coronavirus.
Mayor Mayo was joined by a group of local pastors to give a short message about the coronavirus. Mayo also spoke about the economic impact the pandemic has had on the city.
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