Mesa to cut jobs, reduce pay for city employees

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MESA -- City of Mesa employees will face a pay cut as the city tries to cut back on expenses.

On Jan. 5 all Mesa employees will be hit with a 2 percent base pay cut.

The city manager has proposed that city employees switch to a workweek consisting of four 10-hour days.

He plans to reduce personnel costs by nearly $7 million this fiscal year, which began back in July, so there will be some job cuts.

Mesa made $5 million less in tax revenue from June to September this year than the city thought it would.