GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - The Gulf Shores City Council has voted
to layoff more than 20 people from city government at the end of
Mayor Robert Kraft says cutbacks include 40 positions - some
already vacant - and about 21 people now in full-time jobs.
He says there will be cuts in the police and fire departments, but they
will be cut the least.
Kraft says a drop in sales tax collections in the beachfront city is partly to blame because construction has come to a halt during the economic slowdown.
Kraft says the revenue lag isn't just merchandise sales, but it's also building materials and construction materials.