Iowa City cutting 2 people from its payroll

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The City Council has approved laying off two employees in the city housing department.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (http://icp-c.com/18hMHQE ) the council approved the cuts on Tuesday night.

City officials say administrative revenue from the federal Section 8 program is down 30 percent, and other funding has been trimmed, too.

Cutting the two workers from the payroll will save an estimated $136,000 and leave the department with a surplus of less than $5,000 by the end of the fiscal year.

The laid-off workers will be preferred candidates if they apply for future openings.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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