COMPTON (CBS) — The Compton City Council has diverted a potential government shutdown by approving a budget Tuesday night that calls for massive layoffs.
The new budget would require the city to slash 30 percent of its workforce.
Compton officials have been struggling with how to deal with a $25 million deficit and avoid a government shutdown.
The Council has twice voted down a proposed budget that would lay off 90 workers, including some department heads.
The city treasurer made a point of saying this week that he wouldn’t issue paychecks until the Council approved a budget.
Unions representing city employees have threatened to sue if a budget plan calling for layoffs was passed.