UPLAND - The city's workforce has officially shrunk.

Fifteen employees have received layoff notices as a result of a $4.2 million gap in the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

The layoffs are estimated to save the city $1.5 million.

"What happened is they notified the bargaining groups and then from there we notified employees," City Manager Stephen Dunn said. "They notified more than 15.5 (positions) because some employees have a chance to bump into a lower position, so they attempted to identify what positions could be affected and notified them as well."

A full-time assistant engineer position was reduced to part-time.

Council members approved the layoffs and other cuts.

Positions eliminated in the general employee group:

  • Two junior engineers

  • edia technician

  • Engineering technician

  • Environmental control technician II

  • Three project coordinators

    Positions eliminated in the mid-management group:

  • Associate engineer

  • Assistant engineer

  • Principal engineer

  • Redevelopment manager

  • Two senior management analysts

  • Supervising building inspector

    City Clerk Stephanie Mendenhall said names of the employees who were given notices could not be released because it would be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

    The city's workforce has been decreased from 345.


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    5 positions to 285.5 positions, which will make up $3.4 million of the needed cuts.

    In addition to the layoffs, 20.5 unfilled positions were cut from the budget, 21 employees are retiring and three department heads were laid off in June.