City Planning on Cutting Almost 300 Jobs

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So the axe starts to fall. In an email from Dan Kleman to various city officials, Mr. Kleman indicated that he had recently asked various departments to identify the number of positions they are able to cut to meet a goal of 295 job cuts to bring the city budget back under control, after 3 years of overspending under Mayor Peyton’s administration. Here are the numbers Kleman received back from the Department heads. On a related note, Brad Thoburn from the Mayor’s office was recently promoted from Chief of Governmental Affairs to Assistant Planning Director. The promotion increases Brad’s salary from $87,000 to $96,0000.

4/24/06 Position Reduction  Schedule
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4 FY '06 Vacancies Cut Target
5 Budgeted as of 295
6 DEPARTMENT Jobs 4/24/06 Jobs
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8 1 Admin. & Finance 640 80 54
9 2 Agriculture 13 0 1
10 3 City Council 63 5 7
11 4 Community Services 139 11 15
12 5 Environmental Resources 316 79 20
13 6 Fire Rescue -  Non-Uniformed 95 5 5
14 7 General Counsel 76 5 5
15 8 Housing Commission 29 4 0
16 9 Human Rights Comm. 21 2 2
17 10 JEDC 32 2 3
18 11 Mayor 20 1 2
19 12 Mayor's Boards 5 0 0
20 13 Neighborhoods 237 42 25
21 14 Parks & Recreation 392 75 36
22 15 Planning 105 16 9
23 16 Procurement 46 2 5
24 17 Public Library 401 20 43
25 18 Public Works 736 86 63
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27 Total 3,366 435 295
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29 Exempt From Reduction:
30 1 Clerk of Court 41 11 0
31 2 Courts 6 2 0
32 3 Fire Uniformed 1,199 86 0
33 4 JCC 70 20 0
34 5 Medical Examiner 26 5 0
35 6 Property Appraiser 128 0 0
36 7 Sheriff - Non Uniformed 611 59 0
37 8 Sheriff Uniformed 2,365 127 0
38 9 Supervisor of Elections 33 1 0
39 10 Tax Collector 254 30 0
40 11 Mayor and City Council 20 0 0
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42 Sub Total - Exempt 4,753 341 0
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44 Grand Total 8,119 776 295