The Long Beach City Council has approved an early retirement incentive program for members of its largest union, a move that could save millions of dollars, City Manager Jack Schnirman said.
If 13 employees took the incentive and the positions were left open, Long Beach would save about $490,000 in the first year, city spokesman Gordon Tepper said
The council on Tuesday also passed a resolution to retain the Uniondale-based law firm Harris Beach for consulting while the city creates a local development corporation, a nonprofit private entity meant to spur economic growth, Schnirman said.
Also mentioned is the creation of a public safety commission. Yeah, head over to Newsday and read the entire article. I can’t copy and paste the whole thing here! It’s also in today’s print, so go and pick up a copy.
Newsday 2/23/2012 – Council OKs early retirement incentive.