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Latest City Budget: Hundreds of Jobs Being Cut Across Agencies

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The mayor's latest budget released Thursday shows across the board staff cuts, including the elimination of 350 civilian police positions, 200 Department of Sanitation jobs and 6,166 teaching positions.

This budget is the ninth round of cuts the city says were required to shrink a $3.3 billion deficit to $2.4 billion.

The city says this budget compensates for a loss of $853 million in federal stimulus funds for the Department of Education, which expires at the end of fiscal year 2012.

The budget also includes a $20 million reduction in funding to libraries, including "reducing the average days of service per week by approximately one day per week citywide."

In a statement, Bloomberg says the cuts are necessary because, "We face a significant challenge for next year, as Federal stimulus dollars run dry and the city still suffers from the impacts of the national economic downturn." 

The labor groups DC 37 says it has written to Bloomberg and asked him to not balance the budget on the back of its workers. "Everyone should be asked to pay their fair share. The city’s workers should not be asked to bear the burden of this financial crisis," said spokeswoman for DC 37 Zita Allen in a statement.

 

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Comments [5]

Native New York from Queens, NY

Mayor Bloomberg just said there we're no job cuts in Sanitation.... What the hell is going on who's fooling who here?

Dec. 29 2010 12:31 PM
Toni

Well there you have it, you wanted him to run another term, you got it, and the ones who cry the most are the ones who don't go out and VOTE! SO don't complain dumbasses

Nov. 24 2010 11:32 AM

I wonder which schools will be losing teachers? Classes at my kids' schools are at 32 students and above. How will the students manage with even fewer teachers?

Nov. 18 2010 08:56 PM
Shadeed Ahmad from New York, New York

What's that about, "I love New York?" The way New York City is going to the dogs, the refrain of many should be, "I'm suffering in New York because I'm not rich."

My GOD have mercy on the victims of wealth and callousness.

Have a happy Thanksgiving Day, despite the conscious and/ or unconscious actions to undermine its significance by those imitating GOD.

Nov. 18 2010 04:40 PM
Michele

Really, Bloomie? You're going to lay off sanitation workers and wipe out even more teachers? Many of the wealthy, corrupt bankers who caused the current recession live right here in the state of New York, many of them in Manhattan. Tax those suckers. Why should the working class and middle class suffer due to the bad actions of the super-rich?

Nov. 18 2010 03:33 PM

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