College Park May Cut Staff

June 6, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Nearly 25 percent of the city of College Park’s workers could lose their jobs under one scenario to balance next year’s budget.  The $27.3 million budget is approximately $2 million less than last year’s, and the anticipation of lower tax revenues is forcing the city to consider more cuts.  “This is the toughest challenge I’ve faced in more than 20 years of government,” City Manager William Johnson said.  The city doesn’t yet have exact numbers on how many jobs could be cut or the savings. But College Park’s workforce is about 400, and 80 to 100 workers might have to be laid off under the most drastic proposal, finance director Richard Chess said at Thursday’s budget workshop.

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