Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to meet today to look at plans to lay off 27 employees and contract workers.
The layoffs would come from six agencies. Plans also include a proposed citywide furlough and other spending reductions.
City finance workers tell the Baltimore Sun that Baltimore's $2.3 billion dollar budget must be trimmed by and estimated $60.2 million. The layoffs would save nearly $790,000 dollars, as part of the $12.9 million that Mayor Sheila Dixon has asked agency chiefs to cut from spending plans.
The city would also close for a five day mandatory furlough, continue a hiring freeze, halt some capital projects and dip into a surplus fund. It's uncertain what city services might be cut, but the mayor says she will not raise taxes or fees to balance the budget.
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