But the story puts a personal face on the often sterilized business of layoffs and cut backs.
From the Times Herald:
Despite his impassioned plea for officials to review his case, the city’s last full-time building inspector is scheduled to be laid off next month, officials said.
Last week, Ken Mackey said he’s been with the city for a decade and appealed to City Council members to rethink his Dec. 29 layoff date.
“I enjoy (my job) and I consider this my home,” he told the council. “If you could just reconsider.”
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