Greenwich faces worst budget shortfall ever

? Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei met with union leaders Friday to discuss the possibility of cutting jobs to help close a budget gap.Tesei says

GREENWICH - ? Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei met with union leaders Friday to discuss the possibility of cutting jobs to help close a budget gap.

Tesei says the town is dealing with the worst budget shortfall it has ever faced, a $4 to $6 million gap, and cutting jobs is an alternative to raising taxes.

All municipality employees are said to be at risk, except for those who work in education and public safety.

Union leaders say they don't want it to come to this and are hoping they can find other ways to cut back and close the gap.

?It's a worse case scenario that these layoffs come down to. Everybody is trying to do their part to avoid that and I'm optimistic that something is going to work out,? says Roger Taranto, of the Teamsters Local 456.

The finance board will hold two public hearings on the issue. The hearings are set to take place Jan. 26 and March 17.

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