Tacomas City Manager T.C. Broadnax seeks to eliminate about 217 city jobs to help balance a general fund budget that faces a projected $63 million shortfall over the next two years.
My job is to rectify this situation and to strengthen the foundation of our budget as we move forward, Broadnax told The News Tribune Tuesday morning during a preview of his 2013-14 budget plan.
Jobs targeted for elimination include a mix of about 60-65 already vacant positions, plus expected retirements and layoffs. More than 80 percent are union jobs about the same ratio of the citys current workforce with public works, police and fire departments taking the brunt of the cuts, he said.
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