NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of New Orleans is threatening to lay off city employees unless voters on Saturday agree to extend three property taxes.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Thursday that if the measures aren’t approved, the city would have to turn temporary furloughs of city workers into layoffs.
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the ballot measures would reconfigure some existing property taxes.
Cantrell says her administration assumed the ballot measures would pass, and built that money into the 2021 budget.
She said that’s why layoffs could result if they fail in Saturday’s voting.
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