Residents may conduct city business on Veterans Day

Mayor A.J. Holloway has announced that key city departments will be open for business at their usual hours on Friday, even though Veterans Day is customarily a holiday.

Residents will be able to apply for building or temporary trailer permits or obtain zoning information at the Community Development Department, which is on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; pay traffic fines at Municipal Court in the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Building on Porter Avenue; or file requests for public records and contact the mayor’s staff at City Hall, which is on Lameuse Street. In fact, limited staff will be working in most city departments and divisions throughout the day Friday.

“We certainly respect the significance of Veterans Day and what our veterans mean to this country,” Holloway said, “but at the same time we feel it’s important at this time to do what we can to help provide a continuing and convenient level of service to our residents.”

Holloway said that he is also proud that the skeleton staff of non-emergency city employees, who would normally enjoy a Veterans Day holiday, have not complained about observing the Veterans Day holiday on Monday.

Said the mayor: “We’ll be able to provide this service to our residents without incurring any overtime expense, which is fortunate. I appreciate our employees making this sacrifice, and the work that other employees will be doing Monday.”

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