City leaders say job cuts made last year will prevent future cuts this year.
City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. presented figures from the 2010 budget today at City Hall. Spending came in $2 million lower than what was expected. Officials say they ended the year with about a million more dollars than they had predicted.
“…which can be attributed to cost and job-cutting measures,” Bonaparte says.
Topekans can look forward to the continuation of current services without additional cuts next year, when they had to cut 102 jobs.
“The work we did last year set us up in a state so that now we’re not having to still look at cutting, but we’re on a from a footing so that we can continue to maintain the services through 2011 without having to look at masking further reductions in the services to the city of Topeka,” says Bonaparte.