NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Hundreds of North Las Vegas city employees could soon receive pink slips. The North Las Vegas City Council on Thursday announced plans to cut 204 positions in the coming weeks.
"It's just heartbreaking for all of the council," said Councilwoman Anita Wood. "These are not just names to us. So, to leave them unemployed in this job market is just devastating."
"It's a tough thing to know that you are up there cutting 204 jobs," added Mayor Shari Buck. "I think we need to do what we can, and cut where we can, and continue to cut and save as many jobs as possible."
Some residents believe city council members are doing all they can. "These people have a very difficult task," said one resident. "They are working hard at coming up with a solution."