Claremont Insider: Blood on the Floor

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blood on the Floor

We don't have a lot of time for this post, as there is a rumor our job is about to be eliminated. However you may want to take note of the special City Council meeting tomorrow, Saturday morning, March 27, 8:00 a.m., at City Council chambers on Second Street.

Council will hear City Manager Jeff Parker discuss his approach to stanch the flow of money out of City Hall, to the tune of projected deficits of $1.6 million in 2010-2011 and $1.1 million in 2011-2012 if nothing is done.

He's proposing an array of job eliminations in his own administrative staff ($217K), Community Development ($619K), Police ($300K), Human Services ($248K), and Community Services, ($235K). When the dust settles he plans on addressing the remaining million-dollar two-year deficit by a combination of fancy footwork ($235K) and $750K from the general fund reserves.

See the staff report here.

The table outlining staff reductions is reproduced below.

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Be sure to attend Saturday's morose meeting.