52 lose jobs in Urich’s budget plan / Garbage fee to rise 133 percent in Peoria city manager’s proposed $182.7 million budget for 2012

Source: John Sharp, Journal Star, October 14, 2011

…The cuts also are expected to bring structural changes to City Hall next year. Urich said he wants to propose merging the economic development, planning and growth management and inspections departments into one consolidated community development department. He also said information technology could be merged with Peoria County and that building inspections could be outsourced to the private sector…

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