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Breaking News: Budget Cuts

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's numbers for the proposed 2010 budget:

There will be 776 layoffs and another 398 jobs eliminated through attrition and another 458 vacant jobs eliminated, for a total of 1,632 jobs cut in 2010.

The mayor said 250 of the cuts are for schools, a result of decreased enrollment--mostly cutting teacher aides and support staff.

City administrator Dan Tangherlini said: "These are not gross city-wide layoffs but a programatic-based realignment. ... We're trying to change the dialogue from a plus or minus [staffing] number to ask how these departments are constructed. That's a massive change in how budgeting is done in this city."

Update 1:04 p.m.: Read Fenty's full budget proposal for yourself here. The document is titled "Meeting the Challenge", a bit of a tone change from last year's "Getting the Job Done."

David Nakamura

By Marcia Davis  |  March 20, 2009; 9:57 AM ET
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Comments

If I remember correctly its impossible to determine even how many employees work for DC. So overall these numbers are difficult to assess. In general, I can say the fewer number of DC employees the better, as they are mostly useless.

Posted by: mendelsonmustgo | March 20, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I feel badly for anyone loosing a job in this economy.
It is too bad that DC got caught up in believing that what goes up never comes down.
The budget shortfall here continues to be revised upwards as in surrounding states and counties.
As more loose their jobs more mortgages will default and the spiral will just continue downward.
The pressure on social services to support those tossed out will go up while the budget for those services declines.
This is a real mess if ever I saw one.

Posted by: melee401 | March 22, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

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