If the votes aren’t there for Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder’s tax hike proposals, the mayor says the next step will likely be layoffs.
And at least one alderman says that’s fine with him. On the WMAY News Feed, Ward 7’s Joe McMenamin said there needs to be a reduction in headcount… especially in the fire department, where he says costs are out of control.
McMenamin predicts the votes are not there for Langfelder’s proposed sales tax hike, and says the mayor will now have to decide where additional cuts will be made.
Listen to the full interview with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin below.