Paterson department heads told to make ‘extreme cuts’ to their budgets

The city’s business administrator in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning told department directors to make “extreme cuts.” This as the city faces an undisclosed budget shortfall for the 2018 fiscal year.

“I have a very big job ahead of me. We have to make some very big cuts,” finance director Marge Cherone told council members on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, at the departmental budget hearings for public works and fire department, Cherone said business administrator Nellie Pou directed department directors to make “extreme cuts” to their budgets.

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Source: Paterson Times

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