The proposal by City Manager Dave Kiff includes layoffs for 25 workers and the elimination of 30 vacant positions, outsourcing parts of the city department that maintains streets, parks, beaches and more.
In a move to stave off rising pension costs and save money for capital improvement projects, Newport Beach officials may lay off 25 workers and eliminate 30 vacant positions.
City Manager Dave Kiff proposed cuts Thursday that would reshape the Municipal Operations Department, which maintains streets, parks, beaches and other public areas. Some lifeguards could be demoted to part-time.
“I’m trying to prepare the organization for the increase in [pension] costs and do it in a thoughtful way,” he said. “This is the beginning of the discussion.”
Kiff will present his fiscal 2011-12 budget to the City Council in May and hopes to know precisely who will be laid off then.
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