From Mike Mayko and Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Ganim has also offered an early retirement incentive–a year of health care and $15,000 cash–to try and weed out more employees. So far, more than 40 city workers have applied. Still, Ganim has also been criticized for finding jobs for some of his campaign loyalists …
John Ricci, Ganim’s head of public facilities, is a veteran city employee with decades of experience. Ricci said his budget cuts about $1 million in salaries and benefits.
“Most of it was middle management,” Ricci said. “So there’s been streamlining and consolidation. I can handle the same work load with a lot less people.”
But will taxpayers see a reduction in garbage pickup, street repair, snow removal and other city services?
“Not at all,” Ricci said. “Nope.”
Full story here.