City Hall will likely continue to downsize next year as it learns how to deal with a troubled economy and slow growth.
City Manager Robert Layton’s proposed budget, released this morning, trims millions in spending. It zaps 65 jobs, puts managers and other employees on furloughs and consolidates the public works and water utilities departments.
Layton said most of the cuts probably won’t affect most residents’ lives directly. The budget increases spending for public safety efforts by nearly $8 million, though it also cuts 10 police positions, including four school resource officers who will now become beat officers.