Atlanta Gov’t Cuts Jobs

Refreshing to see government lay people off.

To help patch this year’s $140 million budget hole, the city of Atlanta laid off 24 employees and wiped out many vacant positions in the very department responsible for keeping the city out of the red: Finance.

The layoffs in that embattled department hit senior accountants, a budget and policy manager, a treasurer, a financial forecaster and several other number crunchers, according to documents obtained under Georgia’s Open Records Act. Nearly half of those let go appeared to be clerical and office support staff such as administrative assistants.


  1. bowersville says:

    I’m just glad that Atlanta didn’t lay off those felons graduating from the APD police academy.

    I’d hate for them to be accused of being racist by getting rid of crooked cops.

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