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Colorado Springs Trims City Government Jobs

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Steve Bach (credit: springsgov.com)

Steve Bach (credit: springsgov.com)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced a city reorganization that will cut some high-paying city government positions and shuffle others, saving an estimated $770,000 annually.

The city said Tuesday that 18 positions in the planning and public works departments are being cut. At least two employees who are being laid off have been offered other city positions.

In the finance department, Bach says the city is downgrading five managerial and professional positions and eliminating three others.

Bach also outlined plans Tuesday to outsource more snow plowing. He also wants to sell city paving equipment to reduce maintenance and fuel costs and outsource road resurfacing projects to private contractors. The Gazette reports the city already outsources about 75 percent of its paving work.

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