I. Budget cut - $13.3 million out of 2009 general-fund budget - causing Seattle libraries to close for a week in the summer and lay off 30 workers.
II. Most city departments will take between a 1 and 3% cut - causing some to delay purchases of computers and decrease in expenses such as travel, interns, postage, and office supplies -The mayor said the cuts and money left over from 2008, will cover this year's $29.5 million shortfall. (lower than expected tax return/bad economy)
III. City employees are planning a informational packet to protest mayor's cuts. Believe executives should receive salary cuts and think of new tax reform plans.