Little Rock City Hall closes early today, at noon.

Why? From city spokesman Meg Matthews:

City of Little Rock employees were required to be at work the Friday after Thanksgiving, when most government agencies were closed. Also, the City was open a half day on Christmas Eve – again when most government agencies were closed. Closing at noon today is a small token of appreciation for City Hall employees.

UPDATE: It wasn’t just City Hall, of course. So much for a New Year’s Eve workout at War Memorial Fitness Center Too bad they robbed us of several more hours shortly before robbing us of Sunday workout hours so that the Chamber of Commerce need not suffer a pay cut like the rest of city government.