Prince George's man tasked with saving money is fired

April 05, 2010

Of all the cutbacks made during a continuing budget crunch in Prince George's County, some say laying off Karl Berntson could end up being among the more costly. The goal of his former job - energy manager - was to save the county millions in utility costs. Berntson, 60, of Montgomery Village had been tasked with overseeing upgrades to make county buildings more energy-efficient. He is one of about 50 workers laid off by County Executive Jack B. Johnson in response to a large cut in state aid to the county.

- The Washington Post

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