Alderman Teresinski cautions us every year that we need to address DeKalb’s “structural” budget issues. Here’s one.
|FY2009 Actual||FY2010 Actual||FY2011 Estimate||FY2012 Budget|
|Total regular compensation||13,702,000||14,063,022||13,625,025||12,929,500|
|Total personnel expenses||23,516,974||24,538,651||24,388,750||24,322,868|
|All General Fund expenditures||28,193,091||28,629,574||27,403,488||29,357,321|
Do you remember how many employees DeKalb got rid of last year? If memory serves, it was 34 full-timers, for a savings somewhere between $3-4 million. But from the budget figures, you can’t tell they’re gone. How scary is that?
Source: FY2012 draft budget, p. 30.
p.s. Because the city is currently negotiating with the unions, the FY2012 budget only includes pay adjustments for management employees.