Quincy facilities department consolidations could mean bigger changes

Source: Jessica Bartlett, Boston Globe, April 17, 2012

The consolidation of facilities management departments for Quincy and the city’s schools may entail the addition of new positions as moving the merged departments to a new location. According to Mayor Thomas Koch, who met with School Committee members on April 11 to discuss the merger, the move is designed to create efficiencies in the immediate future, which also would save the city money in the long run….

….Under the new plan, approximately 16 people — including the director of maintenance and his secretary and several tradesmen, would be taken out of the school budget and put into the Public Buildings Department budget….

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