CALEXICO — This city's department heads have asked, lobbied, and in one case, pleaded for more money to hire new employees.
At a recent budget workshop and a City Council meeting, the council fielded requests for more than 25 new city positions.
Mayor Pro Tem John Renison said the council will not be able to fund all those slots.
For two weeks City Manager Richard Inman has been analyzing various requests and the city's working budget to figure out exactly how many people can be hired.
He will present his recommendations at Tuesday's regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.
At past meetings the council has shown strong support for new employees in the parks and recreation and planning departments.
Planning Director Ricardo Hinojosa — the man who pleaded his case before the council — said his department needs at least one more employee if not two because of the expected workload this coming year.