East Cleveland: Workers will get paid Friday

5:54 PM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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EAST CLEVELAND -- Two hundred and fifteen East Cleveland city workers will not have a  Labor Day weekend crisis after all.

They will be paid Friday.

A standoff between City Council and Mayor Gary Norton had put those paychecks at risk. But the problem may have only been delayed, not permanently resolved.

The city is in financial emergency and under the supervision of a state auditor's panel.

Council claimed Norton was spending too much. The mayor claimed council needed to pass a recovery plan, release more  available funds and spend less on itself.

Council has passed a recovery plan. But the mayor claims the state is likely to reject it, meaning the drama could repeat itself in the coming months.

Council President Dr. Joy Jordan said, "The employees will get paid."

She is opposing Norton in this fall's mayoral election.


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