Lebanon eyes cutting its welfare department
Lewis presented his plan at a budget workshop at City Hall Wednesday night. “As you know, our Human Service director has resigned, and the resignation has been accepted by myself and that I am in the midst of bringing a proposal to you to restructure,” Lewis advised City Council members.
Lewis said he would like to create a general assistance benefits manager position to replace the director of Human Services position. This new position would focus on applicants coming into the office to determine eligibility and terminations.
“It will provide people more assistance and support than they have received in the past,” Lewis said.
“I don’t think that what we contribute meets the need. I think that’s clear,” Lewis said.
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