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.
David A Nakamura
October 6, 2008; 5:05 PM ET
Categories: City Finances
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