Flint police officers will not get layoff notices this week

Flint police officers will not be getting layoff notices this week after all. 


 50 city workers are expected to lose their jobs to help ease the city’s budget crisis.


 But Flint mayor Dayne Walling says there will be no layoff notices sent to city police officers or firefighters this week.   He says layoff notices will be sent to Flint public safety employees after the holiday weekend, though contract talks with the city’s police officers continue.  


"We have a number of informal conversations that are taking place and we will continue that," says walling, "I remain optimistic that we’ll be able to reach agreements with at least one of our public safety unions."


 Flint’s police officers object to the mayor’s demand for a double digit contract concession from their union.


 Flint firefighters vote next week on a nearly 10 percent reduction in their wages and benefits.