Hamilton County commissioners will not likely make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday getaway.
Immediately after a debate more than the county’s expending priorities and how to assist county employees, a resolution released by Hamilton County Commissioner Alicia Reece died for lack of a second.
The resolution would have declared Feb. 14 “Who Dey” and supplied the county workers a paid out working day off.
“I just have a very good emotion that Monday we are heading to earn,” Reece explained. “It would be excellent to have our workers be able to be off that working day and have a thank you for what you already did in this pandemic, becoming out right here in this pandemic, trying to keep issues going, staying late.
Extra than 20 regional university districts, such as Cincinnati Public Universities, have canceled courses for the working day after Super Bowl 56, in which the Bengals encounter the Los Angeles Rams.
The other two commissioners, Stephanie Summerow Dumas and Denise Driehaus, expressed issues around the price tag to the county and decline of county products and services.
Dumas, the president of the county board of commissioners, stated staff members could use their getaway and private time if they wanted Monday off. If the 1,126 workers specifically under the board’s handle were being provided a working day off, that would price tag $229,500, she said. If the other places of work, these as the auditor and clerk of courts were included, it would price tag over $1 million, Dumas mentioned.
Driehaus also claimed she was concerned about the reduction of services. County staff members by now experienced two times off with past week’s snow and ice storm. They are going to have President’s Working day off on Feb. 21.
“We just had two days off,” Driehaus mentioned. “I’m concerned about the continuity of companies. I’m not inclined to aid the resolution but appreciate the enthusiasm behind it.”
Reece responded that the county is previously paying out the staff members for Monday. This would not cost excess. She then questioned the priorities of the commissioners. She stated her resolution is not about enthusiasm.
“I’m not bringing the enthusiasm, not bringing the pom-poms,” Reece claimed. “It is a issue of wherever we think resources and expenditure really should go. I consider investing in the men and women.”
Dumas responded saying they do respect personnel. But she didn’t see a “Who Dey” as an correct way to show it.
“In Hamilton County, we pay out for staff to get the job done, not pay out for them to not operate,” Dumas stated. “If they want to be off, as I explained previously, they can use their time to do that.”
The motion then unsuccessful.
The city of Cincinnati has no strategies as of now to phone Monday off. Metropolis Hall will be open up on Monday, Mayor Aftab Pureval said at the town council assembly this 7 days.
Councilman Greg Landsman reported the Finances and Finance committee will satisfy at 1 p.m. Monday.
“We have a packed agenda,” he said.
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