November 9, 1991 |
Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke said nearly 600 city jobs will be cut and schools will be closed for a week to make up for a $27.5-million reduction in state aid. Schmoke said that schools will be closed during the winter and teachers will be furloughed. Cuts include closing five fire stations, which would eliminate about 250 positions, Schmoke said. Under the plan, the Police Department will absorb a $4-million budget cut through a hiring freeze and deferred equipment purchases.