DeKalb’s Structural Budget Issue

Alderman Teresinski cautions us every year that we need to address DeKalb’s “structural” budget issues. Here’s one.

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Do you remember how many employees DeKalb got rid of last year? If memory serves, it was 34 full-timers, for a savings somewhere between $3-4 million. But from the budget figures, you can’t tell they’re gone. How scary is that?

Source: FY2012 draft budget, p. 30.

p.s. Because the city is currently negotiating with the unions, the FY2012 budget only includes pay adjustments for management employees.