Cayuga County will go forward with its temporary hiring freeze, which was proposed during April’s Ways and Means Committee meeting.
The body voted 13-1 to implement a temporary hiring freeze through July 1, with Legislator Tucker Whitman opposed. The freeze will only apply to the creation of new positions and not to those that may need to be refilled, said Legislator Aileen McNabb-Coleman.
During the April 18 Ways and Means meeting, McNabb-Coleman said the purpose of the freeze was to give department heads time to assess the impacts of the state budget on the county.
“I think it’s the smartest thing to do because we don’t have exactly what’s going to be asked of us,” she had said.