Good Friday is Fort Worth City Furlough Day

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 11:00 AM CDT
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Good Friday is Fort Worth City Furlough Day

Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram

Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief called attention to TCU's football team at the start of the city council meeting and called for everyone in the city offices to wear purple on Friday.

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If you have business with the city of Fort Worth you'll have to wait until Monday.

Many workers will be taking a forced day off, without pay, on Good Friday as part of the city's effort to close the gap on a $59 million shortfall.

When the furlough days were last discussed, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief said the unpaid day off is painful for the workers, but said it's better than having to lay off employees.

"I think our employees understand they got a job, and that's a lot more than a lot of people out here can say." Moncrief said.

The unpaid furlough day does not apply to emergency services.

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