Tacoma: City Manager T.C. Broadnax set to propose 217 job cuts, staff reorganizations to help meet projected $63 million shortfall in 2013-14 general fund
Tacoma’s 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 city’s current …