York passes 2015 budget, eliminates 35 positions

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – York City Council passed a budget for 2015 that includes 35 job cuts, including four firefighters.

The four year contract was approved 3-2.  It will save the city millions and does come with contract concessions.  The deal also saved the jobs of 33 police officers.

The firefighters union could appeal the decision.

“It’s disappointing,” said Fred DeSantis, union president of the York City Fire Department. “These guys are taxpayers, city residents, just like I am and they committed to the city by buying city homes and this is the thanks they get?”

For now, the budget is in the hands of Mayor Kim Bracey.  She has until December 31 to sign it.

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