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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/ 4/2010

Fenty wants hiring, spending freeze

By Tim Craig

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will issue a freeze on hiring and promotions in city government Monday and restrict discretionary spending within the agencies, his staff said.

Fenty's efforts come as the administration and D.C. Council prepare to tackle an estimated $175 million budget shortfall in the budget for fiscal 2011, which began Friday.

According to administration officials, Fenty's order will probably prevent agencies from spending any money on non-essential items or travel. It could also halt employee pay raises.

Read more on D.C. Wire.

By Tim Craig  | October 4, 2010; 12:11 PM ET
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Unfortunately, this comes too late to prevent former employees of Sinclair Skinner from landing jobs with the DC government. Example: Tim White, an engineer who is now working at the DC Department of Transportation, who came on board after the primary.

Posted by: bill121 | October 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, this comes too late to prevent former employees of Sinclair Skinner from landing jobs with the DC government. Example: Tim White, an engineer who is now working at the DC Department of Transportation, who came on board after the primary.

Posted by: bill121 | October 4, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Remember the good old days when the cab drivers brought cash flow into the city?

Posted by: starclimber9 | October 4, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

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