We wanted transparency. They promised transparency. They won the 2011 election with the promise of delivering transparency. The city just released numbers: management savings, salary info, charts, myths and facts. Is this just some New Gang Propaganda or are they really saving us money? You decide.
City of Long Beach – Transparency Data & Information
Earlier today, City Manager Jack Schnirman met with all department and division heads this week to discuss budget cuts. He has given a directive that all budgets be slashed by a minimum of 25% in non-salary lines. This is being done as part of an attempt to freeze expenditures. Only absolutely essential items will be approved for purchase at this juncture. Non-mandatory purchases have been ordered to be held at this time. The memo is attached.
Additionally, in the interest of transparency, the City has released official salary and overtime data to show tangible cost savings generated by the new administration. Along with statistics regarding management changes and overtime work, there is a “myth vs. fact” sheet that provides clarity to residents with transparency-related concerns.
Director of Communications
Download the PDF: Transparency Data and Information