Galveston: Budget shortfall could mean end of Clean Team

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by Whitney Hodgin/ The Daily News

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Posted on September 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston’s city manager recommends axing the island’s "Clean Team," a sort of quick-reaction force for litter and weed complaints, to fill an $80,000 shortfall in the proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Dissolving the three-member team would save about $100,000 in Parks and Recreation Department expenses from the city’s general fund that would otherwise go to pay team members’ salaries, City Manager Michael Kovacs said.

Kovacs is recommending terminating one Clean Team employee and shifting the others into two open positions in the parks department, he said.

To read more, visit the Galveston County Daily News.

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