Report suggests Albuquerque should cut 50 jobs

Sep 25, 2012

A draft report by consultants hired by Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry to evaluate the organizational structure of city government has recommended cutting about 50 jobs and downsizing the city's fleet of vehicles by 20 percent.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Matrix Consulting Group's report also recommended creating about a dozen new jobs, increasing animal adoption fees and having one company — not two — in charge of managing and marketing the Convention Center.

A city official says it will take months to analyze the report by the California-based company and determine which recommendations to pursue.

Matrix estimates its recommendations would result in at least $4.7 million in annual savings or new revenue, though that figure would be offset somewhat by suggestions for increased spending in other areas.