To the rescue

    Camden may not, after all, lay off quite as many public safety workers as officials are currently planning.

    Mayor Dana Redd said today that her administration will seek to use 4 million dollars from the South Jersey Port PILOT agreement to save some of those positions from elimination.  The money comes from the South Jersey Port, which pays the city in lieu of taxes.  It’s unclear how many jobs the city will be able to save with the money, and the administration said in the release it’s still seeking concessions from the police and fire unions to minimize layoffs.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal