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Inglewood to lay off 27 employees to reduce expenses

October 13, 2010 |  4:46 pm

Inglewood plans to lay off 27 full-time employees and implement further cuts to reduce its personnel budget, which accounts for the bulk of the city's nearly $18-million deficit.

The Inglewood City Council approved a plan Tuesday that will include the layoffs, eliminates 33 vacant positions and offers up to 22 early retirement packages.

In total, the cuts would reduce the city's staff to about 650 full-time employees, according to a report by City Administrator Mark F. Weinberg's office. In addition, 33 part-time jobs would be eliminated.

Personnel costs make up 80% of the $17.6-million deficit, according to the report. The reductions are expected to save the city about $7.5 million in salaries for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

-- Rick Rojas