Inside City Hall: The art of streamlining staff by adding to it

In her 10-year plan to reform municipal government, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calls for the following: “Overall, streamline the number of full-time city positions by at least 10% over the plan period.” That translates into a yearly 1% reduction of the 14,500-strong workforce between now and 2022 – a distinctly unambitious goal given that retirements alone account for way more than a 1% turnover in most city agencies. (Brew)

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