posted on December 06, 2010 13:23
A slimmed down version of Genesee Justice will likely survive county budget cuts.
WBTA News has learned that the CSEA union will agree to a reduction in hours for Genesee Justice staffers.
The reduction was part of a plan suggested last week by Genesee Justice Director Ed Minardo. The plan also involved Minardo himself taking a temporary layoff from the agency.
The union concession, viewed as highly unlikely by County Manager Jay Gsell, has apparently been approved in order to save the jobs what would have been eliminated if the agency were dismantled.
Minardo said last week he hoped his furlough would only be temporary as Geensee Justice and the county attempted to find alternate funding sources.
The legislature is scheduled to meet later this afternoon as a committee of the whole to take up the Genesee Justice plan. Final county budget vote is scheduled for Wednesday night.