Acting Mayor says he will not take away paid holiday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Acting Birmingham Mayor Roderick Royal says he does not want to take a paid holiday away from city employees.

On Tuesday, Royal clarified his proposal for cutbacks, saying employees could be forced to take a day off before a city-wide holiday as an unpaid day. As we understand it, it would be a one-day furlough before "four" holidays during the year.

In a plan pitched by the finance department and Royal, that action and other cost savings would add up to around 10-million dollars toward meeting a 20-million dollar budget shortfall.