COVID-10 Local Updates: April 17
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Ohio mayors Thursday said they may be forced to cut vital services such as police and fire protection due to the downturn in the economy and shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic if the federal government does not step in with help in the next round of stimulus.
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter, a former state legislator, said his city does not have a rainy day fund and Parma is currently negotiating with the public employees unions to layoff 47 employees.
He said that they are very concerned that without a federal stimulus package they will have to make even tougher decisions.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said the DeWine administration has been open to revenue sharing with cities.