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Score one for City Council: Iorio tosses layoff plan



You may remember Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio's plan to layoff about 100 city workers by privatizing some jobs. The plan, announced in November, upset some City Council members.

Never mind. Iorio said Thursday the scheme, dubbed Changing the Business of Government, didn't save enough, so she's scaling it back and saving 50 jobs.

The original plan provoked this interesting exchange between Iorio ad council member John Dingfelder:

"We can put a nice name on it, but I think we have to address that," said Dingfelder, noting that the plan means people who can least afford to lose their jobs will be out of work.

"We're going to have to agree to disagree on that point," Iorio told Dingfelder.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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