(Associated Press) The City of Wilmington will lay off 20 employees in 2011 to help ward off a projected deficit. The cuts to police, fire, parks and recreation and the mayor’s office will save $2.4 million.
In addition to 2011 layoffs, the city will also cut $3.6 million in overtime and consultant fees. The $6 million total will bring Wilmington one-third of the way to closing the $18 million budget gap projected for 2015.
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