“The cost of staff is very expensive. We debate things here for a couple of thousand dollars. Adding senior staff or union staff will cost us anywhere from $75,000–100,000 and we don’t even have to discuss it,” Westbroek said during council’s Oct. 6 regular meeting.
“We are seeing operational impacts. We simply cannot keep up to our even day-to-day items at the moment. I don’t believe the workload pressures are sustainable,” Keeva Kehler said in her report to council during its July 5 meeting.