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City of Hamilton Undertakes Cost-Containment Efforts to Address Budget Pressures

HAMILTON, ON – Yesterday the City of Hamilton undertook cost-containment efforts across the organization to help mitigate a $20M budget pressure. The exercise involved some restructuring resulting in both the elimination and repurposing of 28 City management and support positions. The outcome will be approximately $3.3million in permanent savings annually and moves the City towards the target set by Council of 1.8% tax increase in the operating budget.

City Manager, Chris Murray, will be holding a media conference this afternoon at City Hall from 1:30pm to 2:00pm to answer questions from the media.

Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m

Location: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON Mayor’s Office/City Manager’s Office Vestibule/reception area, 2nd Floor

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