Sr. City Sources: IF HOSPITAL CLOSES, EXPECT MASSIVE EMPLOYEE LAYOFFS
High level sources close to City Hall state should the hospital close, expect immediate substantial contraction in the City’s workforce to make up for the heavy burdens to repay a $52 million bond and other related costs with a hospital closure.
|During closed session, Mayor Dawn Zimmer makes an emphatic plea to save the hospital. This photo was taken from outside City Council Chambers.|
The obvious intent is to force the mayor to increase taxes. The strategy which will succeed this time should the hospital be closed will be opposed by some strenuous effort within City Hall.