Budget and Park Department
Harry Trujillo's article is on the mark!
Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News published an article indicating almost
half of the announced layoffs citywide were either executive or
management. I understand less than 2 or 3 of the 71 layoffs announced by
the Dallas Park & Recreation Dept. were management.
I can't understand how shortsighted our council members could be when it is
crystal clear the percentage of management laid off in this department is
extremely off the average of all the other departments.
Mr. Trujillo's proposal eliminates 10 mid-management positions, saves over a
$500,000 (half a million) in tax dollars and keeps our recreation centers
operating without reducing their respective operating schedules. The
Dallas Park & Recreation Dept. needs to go back to the drawing board and do
Is there anyone on the Dallas City Council with enough guts to demand of our
city manager to return with a budget cut proposal from the Dallas Park &
Rec. Dept. that mirrors that of the rest of the city departments as they relate
to cuts in management? Or do these council members relish being used as
scapegoats at their budget townhall meetings.
I am not totally against considering a tax increase in order to maintain our
services but I know a snow job when I see one. This one stinks.