Mayor Sam Adams has asked labor leaders from the City of Portland's employee unions and all city bureau directors to join him at a Thursday budget meeting
to discuss the implications of the latest bad budget news.
The 4 pm meeting in Room C of the Portland Building will come before
the city knows exactly how bad the expected dip in revenue from the city's business license fees is.
The meeting is either impromptu or something the mayor didn't want the media to know about; it's not listed on the weekly calendar Adams' office sends to local reporters on Friday afternoons for the upcoming week.
Adams' budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 arrives after April 30. Seven out of the city's eight unions have contracts that expire this year, which explains why the mayor invited union officials to the meeting.