The tough $62.9 billion budget that Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Thursday would close pools, firehouses and senior centers, cut thousands of teachers and reduce a slew of services citywide.
The mayor, four months into his third term, did not propose any tax increases, but the budget for the year starting July 1 would impose roughly $87 million in new or higher fees, such as boosting parking-meter rates.
The administration also plans to slash the city head count by nearly 11,000 employees, about 3.7% of the total work force, with more than 6,000 coming from layoffs and nearly 5,000 from attrition. There will be no layoffs at the city’s uniformed agencies.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to cut more than 6,400 teachers and bump up the size of classes has principals and parents in the hardest-hit districts worried that tough-fought gains will be erased.
About 14% of the teachers in the South Bronx are expected to be laid off, according to the Department of Education, SOURCE
We keep hearing about all the new jobs created by Obama and the democrats but how about these big job cuts around the Country? How can Obama brag about new jobs when in fact people are still losing jobs? Obama is the worst president we ever had, even worst than Jimmy Carter!