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Monday, January 12, 2009

Naperville Trims City Workforce By 5%; Aurora's Reductions Coming Soon?

The City of Naperville is trimming its workforce by another 20 positions in addition to 23 vacant positions already eliminated as part of an effort to reduce expenses with reduced revenues expected in 2009.

The workforce cuts are being combined with spending reductions in every department, including police and fire, with the majority of positions being cut as "non-frontline."

According to the Daily Herald:

The cuts will reduce Naperville's work force by roughly 5 percent and are estimated to result in more than $3 million in savings next fiscal year.

At the Aurora City Council meeting to approve the 2009 budget, Alderman Rick Lawrence and Mayor Tom Weisner reportedly agreed significant spending reductions would be necessary going forward.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, nice talk. Lets see the Mayor lead by elinimation of at least 2 Chief of staff positions he has in the Mayors office.

Anonymous said...

He can't reduce the work force, Weisner has already padded all the positions with campaign supporters; he can't fire them now that it's reelection time.

Anonymous said...

Aurora should immediately stop all transfer payments to social service groups in an attempt to redistribute the BURDEN to surrounding communities who benefit from our comparative low standard of living.

Anonymous said...

how about eliminating the alderman at large positions? why do we need them?

Anonymous said...

I say they eliminate that useless Chris Beykirch.

Anonymous said...

Nobody goes until after the election

Anonymous said...

Well I wish David Luna the best of luck.



From one of his Aunts

Anonymous said...

I wish Aurora would quit giving millions of dollars away on stupid stuff,Aurora does not need a million dollar pub,Aurora has so many better things to do with that money,The last thing they should do is lay off city workers.They need to get rid of most the alderman who do nothing and the city hall workers who just gave them self a raise,Just like Obama Aurora needs to be cleaned out and get some new people in office.