Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced Cleveland would be laying off 466 city workers this afternoon. He directly attributed the layoffs to the huge cut in state funding Cleveland is facing in John Kasich’s budget.

According to WEWS in Cleveland the cuts will include:

– 81 police officers
– 42 cadets (will be allowed to graduate, but then will be immediately laid off)
– Police demotions: 4 sergeants
– 51 firefighters
– Fire demotions: 4 battalion chiefs, 3 captains, 10 lieutenants
– 6 employees in building and housing (5 full-time, 1 part-time)
– 17 in public affairs, finance & law
– 79 public works employees (34 full-time, 45 seasonal)
– Municipal court: 37 in judicial, 8 in clerk of court

 

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