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How Much Money Did Your Agency Lose?

As part of his budget reduction package, Mayor Fenty is proposing to trim $60 million from individual agencies. Most of the reductions will come in the form of elimination of vacant jobs, but agency directors will have the option to find cuts in other places if they want to save the positions. So which agencies got hit the hardest? In terms of pure dollar figures, the winners--er, make that losers--are:

1. Police: $4.0 million reduction
2. Chief Financial Officer: $3.8 million
3. Department of Employment Services: $3.5 million
4. Health: $2.9 million
5. Transportation: $2.6 million

Even the Child and Family Services Agency, under the spotlight after a number of highprofile missteps, most notably the Banita Jacks case, is set to lose $1.5 million.

The mayor's office stresses that none of the police job cuts would be in officer positions, but rather in administrative and other personnel. Here is the complete list of proposed agencies cuts.

By David A Nakamura  |  October 6, 2008; 5:05 PM ET
Categories:  City Finances  
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I'd also look ahead to the budget projections for FY10 - the CYITC is projected to have $4.4 million. $5.2 below the funding for this year. $4.4 isn't even enough to fund summer programs in the city. At a time when the economoy is tanking and poor children and youth need more supports and services, the city is cutting funding to CYITC.

Posted by: watching | October 7, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps Mayor Fenty should stop paying for all the cities events and start charging the organizers, 100k here, 200k there adds up. Or maybe he should charge the Lerner Group for the police at their games. Or maybe Fenty should collect the money in rent that the Lerner Groups owes. Mayor Fenty's idea of a fun city seems to be putting the city further and further in debt. The amount the city pays for the police presence alone on the events he chooses to pay for is astounding. Not to mention Fenty either pays for past events or wipes out the debt if an event has not paid for previous years (Clean Hands Act) so they can hold the next event, he's paying for. Again this does not add up to the almost 200 million worth of debt, but how many more items do we not know about that Fenty has paying for?

Posted by: BABDSB | October 7, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for posting this. I'd not laid eyes on this spreadsheet before and so I just learned a lot. Am I reading right that DPR is alloted less money than UDC? In fact, it looks like Special Education Transportation gets $15 million more in the budget than DPR. I'm a heavy user of DPR services (most people use it more than they realize) and I'm increasingly amazed at what they get done with few resources.

Very interesting stuff.

Posted by: Sophiagrrl | October 8, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

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