Tonight, Macon City Council took a look at the proposed options to transition nearly one hundred city employees to the county under the new service delivery strategy, and council isn't happy with the county's plan for the workers.
Nearly every council member spoke out tonight, on behalf of the city workers, who they say, were blind-sided by the change. The county is looking at three different options to transition the employees, but as of right now, the commissioners are only moving forward with one. This plan treats the employees as new hires.
"I think and hope that the county would in good faith reconsider other and additional options for how to fairly treat the employees of the city that are going to be transferred over and become part of the county workforce," says Macon Mayor Robert Reichert.
Mayor Reichert also noted that tonight is just the first discussion of many.
He says he wants to make sure the best decision is made on behalf of the city employees.