City council to meet for special session 5.2

Morenci city council members will meet in a special session at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the proposed budget for the 2007-08 fiscal year.

The budget must be ready for the scheduled hearing May 14, said Keith Pennington, chair of the legal and finance committee, and he wants the full council to discuss proposed layoffs of city employees prior to the hearing.

With layoff details still up in the air, Pennington said, the proposal has become disruptive to some workers. Rather than wait until May 14, he wants council to take final action next week.