|The Shrinking of Local Government Personnel|
|Written by Jane Adams|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:44|
An article posted on CityCountyNews.org confirms the loss of public employees. Since the beginning of the recession, some cities have lost as much as 30 percent of their workforce. Overall, the state’s largest cities reduced their full-time workforce by 10,000, or roughly 8 percent. The Sacramento Bee reviewed cities' comprehensive annual financial reports in order to examine the change in full-time equivalent staff from 2007 to 2011. The results show that layoffs and budget woes remain just as pressing a concern for the fifth consecutive fiscal year.
The Bee points out that “The deepest staffing cuts came in the city of Chula Vista, a city of 245,000 near San Diego that reduced its workforce by more than one third. The San Bernardino County city of Fontana cut its workforce by 30 percent.” To view the charts visit here.