Anchorage mayor proposes layoffs

Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's 2010 budget proposal calls for layoffs of about 75 employees near the first of the year.

Sullivan released his budget proposal Friday.

It calls for 192 fewer city positions next year, in part by not filling current vacancies.

The proposal calls for spending $420.7 million.

That's $1.7 million less than the 2009 budget after department cuts and layoffs.

Sullivan was elected in May. He took office in July.

Sullivan says that despite a staff reduction of more than 7 percent, residents will not notice an equivalent drop in city services because of his plan to operate the city more efficiently.

The Anchorage Assembly will vote on the city budget in November.

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