H/t to William Ferry of Bay Village for spotting this gem of mathematical fail by Cleveland’s lackluster executive:
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the city must cut its work force by 350 to 400 employees by the end of May as a result of planned cutbacks in state aid.
The mayor announced the cuts in an email sent this afternoon to news media outlets. He said in the email that under the two-year state budget proposed by Gov. John Kasich, the city will lose $35.7 million in state aid by the end of 2012.
“$35M divided by 400 workers equals $87,500.”
Jackson stated those city-paid workers will include full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.
Maybe he’s firing a bunch of really useless high-ups in the city administration, he hasn’t elaborated, but we think the math is just wonky here. See this graph: