Monday, March 30, 2009

Mayor Carty's Balanced Budget Proposals

Brief blog today.

The mayor plans to reduce city spending by:
- 10% across the board pay cut for all employees
- 40 police officer layoffs
- privatize solid waste collection
- reduction in fire department overtime
- suspend payments to public employees retirement system

At the same time he plans to bring more money in by:
- reciprocity tax credit change
- trash fee increase
- increase back tax collections


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