Simple Budget Reductions: CGGAZETTE.COM did the Manager’s Job

Coral Gable’s Commission likely nemesis, George Volsky did a “back of the envelope” budget reduction.

Question? Couldn’t the city manager had an estimate ready at the last Budget Hearing, or did he want more time to pressure the Commission into accepting a higher millage rate–in other words, a simple, old fashioned, delaying tactic.

TOTAL: $3,944,000

The…savings do not represent major personnel firings. It suggests retiring several highly paid (and less-than-efficient) directors who continue in their jobs even though under DROP they could voluntarily leave at any time. By continuing to work they accumulate additional retirement payments from the city already enmeshed in a serious pension crisis.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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