Thursday, July 30, 2009

OPD Must Cut Another $4.3 Million

By Robert Gammon
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:00 AM

The Oakland Police Department must still slash $4.3 million from its budget, despite the cops' unions' decision to accept an $8.5 million cut in compensation, according to the Trib. Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan told the newspaper that he has a plan for how to make the cuts, but refused to disclose it publicly. The cuts more than likely will not involve layoffs, but could include mandatory unpaid days off — often referred to as furlough days — for police officers. The cuts are needed to help balance the city's budget.

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