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Mayor Trashes Waste Privatization Delay, More Layoffs Could Come

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FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

More layoffs could be on the way for the city of Fresno.

Mayor Ashley Swearengin made that announcement Wednesday.

City unions collected enough signatures to force a new city council debate on whether voters should decide if the city can turn residential trash services over to a private company.

Swearengin, however, says the delay will now force the city to cut costs in other ways to balance its budget.

Swearengin says she's directed city staff to implement a "deeper layoff plan" over the next two weeks.

The city had expected to receive about $200,000 a month from the franchise starting in March.

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