City's payroll called bloated Costly work force larger than similar cities', institute says

May 05, 1998|By Gerard Shields | Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF

Baltimore government contains a "padded payroll" of 5,500 more workers than similar-sized cities in the nation, a report released yesterday by a Baltimore research group said.

4Department .. .. .. .. .. Baltimore .. Other cities

Fire .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 24 .. ... .. 16.3

Health ... .. .. .. .. .. .. 11 .. ... ... 7.2

Parks and Recreation . .. ... 9 .. ... ... 9.2

Planning and Housing . .. .. 10 .. ... ... 7.2

Police .. .. ... .. .. .. .. 52 .. ... .. 43.0

Public Works ... .. .. .. .. 80 .. .. ... 21.7

Average . .. ... .. .. .. .. 31 .. .. ... 17.5

SOURCE: Calvert Institute for Policy Research Inc.

Pub Date: 5/05/98

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