Mayor announces $30 million in budget cuts:

Mayor Bart Peterson June 29 announced $30 million in emergency cuts from the city's 2005-2006 budget. Public safety took the brunt of the cuts. The Indianapolis Police Department will lose 78 officers through retirements and attrition. The Indianapolis Fire Department will lose 44 firefighters, also through attrition. In anticipation of the need for cuts, the city began leaving some of those jobs open in January. When finished, IPD's force will drop from 1,232 to 1,154. Unless the General Assembly approves...

 

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