Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:50 pm Post subject: MAYOR'S BUDGET CUTS
From Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:59 am (included)
Repealing the sales tax exemption for clothes - raises $394 million
Raising sales tax by 1/4 of a percent - raises $302 million
Imposing 5-cent tax on plastic bags - raises $84 million
Shedding 1,000 cops through attrition - saves $49 million
Cutting 13,930 teachers and classroom employees - saves $771 million
Reducing library subsidies 7% - saves $20 million
Charging city employees 10% for their health care - saves $350 million
Trimming city health costs - saves $200 million
Paying lower pensions to new city employees - saves $200 million
MAYOR'S FDNY BUDGET CUTS
4 fire company night closings will become full time closings effective 7-1-09.
7 additional fire companies will be disbanded effective 7-1-09.
5 additional fire companies will be disbanded effective 1-1-10.
30 BLS ambulance tours and 9 supervisory lines in conditions cars will be eliminated effective 7-1-09.
27 Fire Marshal lines and 5 Supervising Fire Marshal lines will be eliminated based on attrition.
32 EMS administrative lines in units through out the Department will be eliminated, which will require those members on full duty in the designated units to return to ambulance duty and those members with Reasonable Accommodations to seek other accommodations if available, otherwise they will need to retire.
All civilian vacancies that have not been approved by OMB have now been eliminated.
There is a complete freeze on all new civilian attrition that occurs until June 30, 2010. This does not include Fire Prevention, Dispatchers, Grant funded positions, Deutsche Bank Task Force positions or ECTP related lines. The Bureau of Personnel Resources will be issuing new civilian guidelines to address critical vacancies.
Security Services for Randallís Island, Fort Totten and Maspeth will be discontinued by March 1, 2009.