Politics & Government

Reichert to give update on city staff proposal

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert is slated to update City Council members today on his administration’s “right sizing” proposal.

The mayor and council members will sit down at City Hall for a work session dedicated to the issue at 5 p.m. The proposal itself, which will recommend changes, savings and likely job cuts for the city workforce, is not complete, but an update will be given, mayoral spokesman Andrew Blascovich said.

The mayor also will talk about the city’s financial picture, and “what will need to be examined in order to be able to do the things we’d like to do,” Blascovich said. That includes a pay scale for city employees, and particularly for police officers. That scale has long been discussed and would give employees definite pay steps they could expect over the years of their employment. But implementing the system would cost money, and Reichert’s administration is looking at city operations to see what funding it can free up to pay for the scale.

The meeting, in the council conference room at City Hall, is open to the public.