The city has laid off 75 managers and 102 unionized administrative employees as part of an “organizational realignment” that started this summer.
City manager Steve Kanellakos outlined the changes in a memo to staff Wednesday.
“This was a complex process and we, as a senior leadership team, had to make some very difficult decisions,” wrote Kanellakos.
“Overall this new model will impact approximately 1,400 employees – some who will have new roles, some will have changes to their role and some will have new reporting relationships.”
The staffing shake-up began in July when Kanellakos – who took over as city manager in May – reduced the city’s senior leaders’ team from 21 staff to nine.
He promised at the time that an organization-wide review was coming to make the city more efficient in the face of stubborn deficits and financial strain.
“Change was required to create a sustainable organization that works within our financial means,” Kanellakos said.
This story originally appeared on Metro News.