LYNNWOOD — The city needs to cut its budget by about $5.26 million.
That means the city will lay off 14 people, Mayor Don Gough announced Wednesday night.
In an email, Gough said that he met with the city’s finance director and assistant city administrator on Monday and learned that the city needed to make adjustments to balance the city’s two-year budget, which runs through December 2012.
In addition to the 14 layoffs, the city plans to eliminate 13 vacant positions. Another five positions are set to be adjusted or reassigned. Among the vacant positions eliminated will be seven with the police department.
More details about the city’s budget reductions are scheduled to be put up on the city’s website at www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us today.