Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daley Reveals Budget

  • Acknowledging that nuts-and-bolts city services would suffer, Mayor Daley today proposed laying off 929 city employees, eliminating 1,346 vacancies and raising fees, parking and amusement taxes to solve Chicago’s worst budget crisis in a generation.

  • Of the 1,346 vacant jobs that Daley plans to eliminate, none are sworn police officers. But Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue called that a “shell game.”

    That’s because Daley is counting on saving $10 million by slowing police hiring to a crawl — with only 200 officers hired during all of 2009.

    With 450 sworn vacancies by Dec. 31, and an annual attrition rate of 600, Chicago could be “down 850 police officers by the end of 2009,” Donahue said.

Which civilians posts are they talking about eliminating? Timekeepers? Detention Aides? How many of these will be covered by sworn officers?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the morons who voted this asshole in last year remember this and don't re-elect his crooked ass next time.

10/16/2008 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right again SCC eliminate the civilians and we will be forced to fill those vacant positions nothing saved more spent! Maybe the mayor could cut the valet deatil, some from him and burkes, plus the tresurers, why does eddie need 2 guys at d-3 pay rate at all times 2 on 3 off schedule?!

10/16/2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time keepers jobs will be a thing of the past by the end of '09. Mark my words. You have automated A&A's working which will be integrated with our swiping in/out couple that with Time Due slips becoming automated eventually and there will be no need for a physical timekeeper.

I understand that changes are coming that when an officer signs in to a dept computer he or she will be able to click on a link that will show his T/A card showing CU hours BFD's P-Days.

Also understand that all payroll is going to be a direct deposit. No more paper checks, and pay stubs will be online and printable(.pdf) if needed.

Watch for a new program to be announced in the near future. Resembling the TARA program. In order to alleviate manpower shortages, and the expense of hiring new officers we will be able to work our RDO in our districts of assignment at the OT rate. Even at the OT rate its still cheaper than hiring new PPOs. Problem- MLR and Law dept working on is it would only be open to those currently assigned to districts now. So no worries about light duty house mouses from HQ working in a district that they have no clue where they are at. Officer saftey issue- ya know.

10/16/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a little info on the budget that is as solid as my last turd. According to the Mayors budget, police budget was raised by just over $2 million. However, it is down nearly $30 million from 2007.IPRA investigations received a $1 million raise, so I guess we must be a little more aware of being railroaded by rat eyes. Speaking of which, to his credit he cut his budget by $500,000. However, Mo "Bad News" Bond got a $4000 raise to which she now brings home $130,000. Unfortunately, she lost her $110,000/year assistant. WTF.
Anyway, the cold hard numbers for patrol are amazing. Any shit eating GED getting reverend or aldercreature must never quote "Well we have over 10,000 officers on the street," bullshit again. According to Daleys own numbers, officers in Patrol (9161)7,792. That is what Daley allows for Patrol. I have not had the honor for any sweet detail other than arresting Pookie, but around 2,400 or so (9161)are given assignents for a variety of reasons like Mobile Strike Force Mounted Unit TRU(which got a raise of under $1 million and increase in staff of 25 (23 PO's and 3 Sgt's, -1 LT)).
At nearly 7800 PO's budgeted for the streets, I would like to know the real number. That comes out to 312 a district 100 per 8 hours at any given time in any district.
I like to think that if you budget 1 PO for patrol, but he is actually tasked to TRU and the budget allows for $60,000 for each slot, how much does the Outfit get?
Also, if Barrack Hussein O'bama (I actually think he is Irish) wins Nov 4, does he get to fire all Federal Attorneys, like Fitz'? Does it also mean any investigation into Chicago corruption is up to rat eyes and his crew?
Wow what a budget.
Now, back to internet porn.....

By the way, Keep up the Good work SCC, because if you worked for the city, you could have a budget of $10 miilion to operate IT and make $142,000/ year being a Director of sites no one visits.

10/16/2008 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the district managers?

10/16/2008 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they are including District Managers in the elimination.

10/16/2008 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley today proposed laying off 929 city employees,
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his old man is spinning in his grave.

10/16/2008 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District Managers job can very easily be taken over by a Sgt. or Lt.

Lt. is basically a do nothing rank as it is! Give them something to do!

10/16/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District managers are a big waste! Why have commanders pay a captain his wage and a small car like another person said in a thread! This would save the pension a huge payout! sodini on another note is "history", by Ron guess be judge sodini's relation does not help right? Please ron don't go crazy and drive another new crown vic into a flood, or like the other bonehead thing you did drive into fresh cement! good luck lt sodini!

10/16/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh PLEASE lay off every civilian lockup keeper in 011!!! What a bunch of do nothing ASSHOLES! It is assholes like the 011 civilians that make my decision VERY easy when Daley says either the CPD take unpaid furlough days or civilians lose their job....BYE BYE HIGH YELLOW YOU RACIST PRICK!!! HAHAHAHAAH and take the guy from A/3 lockup who owns the bar on Milwaukee while you are at it he is a pile of human excrement !!! FUCK YOU

10/16/2008 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone !

blacks, whites, hispanic...et al

everyone of you die-hard, blind to facts, democrats who voted this mini tyrant of a mayor into office deserves to be taxed to death, jobs eliminated, sevrices cut, and lied to like you are idiots....
because you are.

There is NO MORALE...like Bush said, read my "lips", there is NO MORALE or if you are still a democrat, like Biden said, let me say it again, THERE IS NO MORALE!

The CPD is a sinking ship. You can't lead it with a non-police, federal agent and his cronies.
cross eyed steroidal nit wit.

The mayor is a world tourist (with baggage) at the taxpayers expense and each time he returns he raises your fees and taxes.

he is a liar to the media and they gulp it all down, regardless of the facts to the contrary. They don't even offer a voice to the contrary from those in the know.

Eddie Foi gras should enact a new nanny law. Any city public official lying to the people in any manner, press etc, should be guilty of official misconduct and
sentenced accordingly.

WAKE UP VOTERS

10/16/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This budget is going to create an all time low in manpower. I know the mayor wants to save money, but with an 18% increase in homicides police hiring is not the way to go. How about cutting spending on the multi-million dollar bloated city construction programs.

10/16/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis was saying in a press conference a couple days ago that after the budget hearings the "tap would get turned back on" for police hirings. I guess it's not going to happen. 200 for all of next year after only 125 this year? At least Donahue spoke up and said what bullshit this is to the media. 800+ officers down is definitely going to effect public safety and response times. Daley and Weis saying otherwise is just an insult to our intelligence

10/16/2008 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with you and District Managers? Because you have a manager you don't like you want to get rid of them all? They are not all political appoinitees, some actually do a decent job. They have families to feed just like you. There isn't a single reason that more than four officers should be working inside a precinct house: One sergeant, two PO's and a Lieutenant commanding (there is no need for captains). Lockups should be at the area and handled by the Sheriff's department. Everyone else should be a civilian. Police Officers should be on the street doing police crap.

10/16/2008 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about all those lazy dog ass civilians that workes forzas the commander. all they do all day is hoot and holla and do bear minimum at best.

10/16/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of cutting costs on police hiring how about this spending 450 million to rehab the Altgeld Gardens housing projects. WTF is up with that. These bloated construction projects hooking up Daley's cronies are what has made the city broke. Only 200 police hires next year is really going to screw manpower worse than it already is.

10/16/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Will New Budget Affect Police Force?

Political Editor Craig Dellimore Reporting
CHICAGO (WBBM) -- Mayor Daley says his new budget won’t take police officers off the streets, but the plan is raising questions among some Chicago Aldermen.
WBBM's Political Editor Craig Dellimore Reports.
The Mayor’s 2009 budget will slow the hiring of new policve officers and may leave some vacancies unfilled. So, City Council Police and Fire Committee chairman Ike Carothers says that will mean fewer beat cops at a time when crime is on the rise.

The Administration plans to hire 21 new police sergeants. But, West side Alderman Ed Smith says that doesn’t address the crime problems for his Ward. He says with street crime and drug dealing on the rise, he’d rather see more beat officers than sergeants.

Still, South side Alderman Fredrenna Lyle says more sergeants mean better supervision, and that *could* reduce cases of police brutality or misconduct.

10/16/2008 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The median sale price of homes in Detroit is now less than $10,000. that means more than half the homes sold go for less then $10,000.

How long till Chicago gets like this?

http://freep.com/article/20081014/BUSINESS04/810140340

10/16/2008 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley today proposed laying off 929 city employees,
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his old man is spinning in his grave
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929 less people to help the dead vote.

10/16/2008 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron that thinks the timekeepers will be gone wrong somebody still has to check out the hard copy. There's more to timekeeping than just the card. Don't speak of what you don't know signed timekeeper

10/16/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't the media making more out of the aldermen getting a 6% raise for a part time job when the rest of the city workers are getting laid off or very small raises?

10/16/2008 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put the civilians in the spots they are supposed to have instead of pampering PO's who want to be inside. No reason a sworn officer should be a secretary when we have civilian secretaries.

10/16/2008 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem- MLR and Law dept working on is it would only be open to those currently assigned to districts now. So no worries about light duty house mouses from HQ working in a district that they have no clue where they are at.

**That will not fly. They will have to offer it to ANY PO, no matter what position or where they are at.

10/16/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in streets & san, its very sad to see people crying because they have no other means to support their family.

i also noticed commissioner mike picardi has a full time police security detail on the 7th floor.

the mayor, aldermen, and commissioners should NOT be accepting pay raises when others are losing their jobs.

there is something VERY WRONG WITH THIS BUDGET.

no mayor daley, this budget is NOT good for chicago and the tax payers.

anybody with a computer who looks at this budget can see CLEARLY there is so much bloat and pork its sickening.

i.e.: title names asst. commissioner, asst. to the commissioner asst. general supt.

do we really need all these assistants?

to many chiefs, not enough indians.......

the mayor will never take blame for screwing things up. perhaps just a lapse in judgement.

God help these people losing their jobs. some may be jerks or idiots or both, but NOBODY should be losing their job because of bad management.

one more rant........
garbage men may have only worked 6 hour days. but that was the system.

our aldermen work maybe a few hours in a week if that, but get payed for a full time job.

the system is broke! lets lead by example aldermen. take a pay cut!!

otherwise we need a referendum to reduce the number from 50 to say 10.

it works in new york with 3x more the amount of people.

hello tribune and suntimes............

phewww rant over............ i need a drink

10/16/2008 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
I hope the morons who voted this asshole in last year remember this and don't re-elect his crooked ass next time.

10/16/2008 12:34:00 AM


Only 22% of the voters bothered to come out to vote. 80% of them voted for Daley. So Daley was elected by less than 18% of the voters!

If people would get off their hands and go to the voting booth we could easily defeat Richard M. Daley and perhaps get someone decent in there.

Nah, what the fuck was I thinking! Sorry, I forgot for a second where I was.

10/16/2008 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does unit 121 have 133 officers (9161) assigned and of that... 101 officers has less than 15 years on the job the youngest having only 4 years. (before anyone starts I'm not looking for an inside spot) I'm only suggesting that we look into this and get these young guns out here with us. They should only allow people who are getting to retirement age (if they want those spots) to have them. (I only picked 15 years because I had to start at some number) ALL YOU MF'S NEED TO GET OUT HERE AND GIVE US A HAND. THAT WOULD BE 101 MORE OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS!!!!! DON'T BE SCARED WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE THE POLICE !!!!!!

10/16/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We actually have a good district manager in the 009th district. I wouldn't want to see him lose his job.

10/16/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

WAY off topic, but: SCC, you and i are blackhawk season ticket holders. Do you see a distinct similarity between Scotty Bowman and King Richie? Both are fat, balding, arrogant old men who will step on anyone, despite what they've done in the past, to screw over others to instill nepotism into the fold? Bowman's main interest is getting his son the job as Hawks head coach-Daley is just setting the throne up for bat-boy son Patrick. Loyalty be damned! Tallon couldn't even look into the camera during the press conference. Bowman is just like Daley: 1)family comes first; 2)loyalty means zero; 3)screw those who got you where you were even though they labored to get you to this point in the first place; 4)(and most importantly) THOSE WHO PAY THE BILLS MEAN ZIP! JAM IT IN THE ASS OF THOSE WHO ARE LOYAL TO YOU! What, Savard worked here for 11 years for this CLASSLESS organization? The years when we SUCKED and RAPED the public! WHO CARES! I am Scotty Richard M Daley Bowman and my son will one day rule this kingdom! You the public don't look behind the curtain, the great oz (bowman-Daley) is at work!

10/16/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with you and District Managers? Because you have a manager you don't like you want to get rid of them all? They are not all political appoinitees, some actually do a decent job. They have families to feed just like you. There isn't a single reason that more than four officers should be working inside a precinct house:
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Precinct house???? Go back to watching CSI you goofwad!!

10/16/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Put the civilians in the spots they are supposed to have instead of pampering PO's who want to be inside. No reason a sworn officer should be a secretary when we have civilian secretaries.

10/16/2008 04:44:00 PM

How many sworn are filling civilian positions now? If the budget calls for a civilian then use a civilian, not a sworn officer. Why use sworn officer as a secretary, filing papers?

10/16/2008 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST LOOK AT THE Mayor's Press Office release on the 2009 Budget. The Detention Aides are going. Now that position can be filled by do nothing house mice coppers.

10/16/2008 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Great Depression Batman!!!

SCC your too concern about having enough police officers on the streets. Better hope we all can keep our jobs...cause when this depression shit kicks in we will be the lucky ones with a job.

The Great Depression lasted a quarter century.

Never forfeit unpaid furlough days. We are better off to have layoffs of a few new employees.
Seniority counts for something.
Otherwise why do we need unions at all in the first place?

Cut these jobs early so they can jump on Obama"s bandwagon for some free shit like health care and a piece of Joe the Plumber's wealth. After all Joe bid for some city contracts posing as a minority business. You see Joe's last name is Running Bull, a naive American.

Go Joe, Go Blow!!!

10/16/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump those damn District Managers! Yeah, "they have families to feed". You don't think the guy they blew to get that spot won't find them another cozy hiding place? Geeze, I'll suck a dick now and then for the money they get for doing nothing.

10/16/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most civilians suck anyway get rid of the all. Start with the bloated traffic court and all civilians in the Districts waste of money. Stupid Stupid

10/16/2008 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron that thinks the timekeepers will be gone wrong somebody still has to check out the hard copy. There's more to timekeeping than just the card. Don't speak of what you don't know signed timekeeper

10/16/2008 03:37:00 PM

Fuck you timekeeper. No time checkin on mondays fridays, day after holidays and only betweem 10am and 2pm and never on the phone. Get a real job cocksucker. I like how the timekeeper where I work signs all corresspondance, timekeeper as if it is God or something. I suspect it is so nobody will ever know who to look for when they fuck up or claim "not to be in the office."

10/16/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who spoke of the 09 Dist manager:
Bullshit. Lawrence Ramos is nothing but a spy for Cmdr. Roy. Losing him and Eugene Roy would be a very good thing for the 009th Dist.

10/16/2008 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to see anyone get fired,BUT the most useless of all jobs is the civilian Station Manager whom also pulls down $85,000 per year.

10/16/2008 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should replace the whole finance division, civilians there hate us because they see our paychecks. they hate us for our overtime too. replace them all.

10/16/2008 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does unit 121 have 133 officers (9161) assigned and of that... 101 officers has less than 15 years on the job the youngest having only 4 years. (before anyone starts I'm not looking for an inside spot) I'm only suggesting that we look into this and get these young guns out here with us. They should only allow people who are getting to retirement age (if they want those spots) to have them. (I only picked 15 years because I had to start at some number) ALL YOU MF'S NEED TO GET OUT HERE AND GIVE US A HAND. THAT WOULD BE 101 MORE OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS!!!!! DON'T BE SCARED WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE THE POLICE !!!!!!

10/16/2008 06:51:00 PM
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Some of the young ones went straight from the academy into undercover at Special Investigations, so as not to be known or recognized when you meet them in bars or at your part-timer.

10/16/2008 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I hit 'send' before I realized I meant Confidential Investigations Section.

10/16/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with you and District Managers? Because you have a manager you don't like you want to get rid of them all? They are not all political appoinitees, some actually do a decent job. They have families to feed just like you. There isn't a single reason that more than four officers should be working inside a precinct house:
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Precinct house???? Go back to watching CSI you goofwad!!


LOL, this person probably refers to a squad car as a cruiser too.

10/17/2008 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Geeze, I'll suck a dick now and then for the money they get for doing nothing.

10/16/2008 09:08:00 PM"



Only "...now and then..."?

10/17/2008 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geeze, I'll suck a dick now and then for the money they get for doing nothing.

10/16/2008 09:08:00 PM

I hope you're a female.

Or at least the Keesing Bandit. He's got personality. And personality goes a long way.

10/17/2008 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why does unit 121 have 133 officers (9161) assigned and of that... 101 officers has less than 15 years on the job the youngest having only 4 years. (before anyone starts I'm not looking for an inside spot) I'm only suggesting that we look into this and get these young guns out here with us. They should only allow people who are getting to retirement age (if they want those spots) to have them. (I only picked 15 years because I had to start at some number) ALL YOU MF'S NEED TO GET OUT HERE AND GIVE US A HAND. THAT WOULD BE 101 MORE OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS!!!!! DON'T BE SCARED WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE THE POLICE !!!!!!

10/16/2008 06:51:00 PM
________________________________
Some of the young ones went straight from the academy into undercover at Special Investigations, so as not to be known or recognized when you meet them in bars or at your part-timer.

10/16/2008 11:29:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olqCUeZMJy4

Above is the video of the new kids!

10/17/2008 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is tough! Ok mayor start with your huge staff, next look at all the public school flunkies, park district flunkies, all your drivers cut the pay from d-3 to d-1 that would save, then cut all the details burkes,treasuer, plus all the others! Why mayor does the city clerk have no police drivers, but yet has a crew of investigators with badges who do nothing but write parking tickets at big salaries? HMM! Why does you nephew vanecko get tens on MILLIONS in new city business everytime we look? Don't get mad king just asking! Why do you always know nothing about any corruption? Why is sorich sitting in prison to protect your criminal enterprise? Mayor sammy the bull gravano turned on gotti hopefully your fleet of judases will turn on you! Life is short mayor and anyone that goes to prison on account of you is a disgrace to their families to protect daleyinc.

10/17/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does unit 121 have 133 officers (9161) assigned and of that... 101 officers has less than 15 years on the job the youngest having only 4 years. (before anyone starts I'm not looking for an inside spot) I'm only suggesting that we look into this and get these young guns out here with us. They should only allow people who are getting to retirement age (if they want those spots) to have them. (I only picked 15 years because I had to start at some number) ALL YOU MF'S NEED TO GET OUT HERE AND GIVE US A HAND. THAT WOULD BE 101 MORE OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS!!!!! DON'T BE SCARED WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO BE THE POLICE !!!!!!

10/16/2008 06:51:00 PM


Why do you blame your fellow Police Officer?

The blame belongs with the people who manage the Police Department.

They are the ones who decide as to where manpower is assigned? Aren't they?

10/17/2008 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

"...The Keesing Bandit has personality and that goes a long way..."

I am truly humbled.

I will save your kees for later!!!

10/17/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hate to see anyone get fired,BUT the most useless of all jobs is the civilian Station Manager whom also pulls down $85,000 per year.

10/16/2008 10:06:00 PM

especially the one in 022!

10/17/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please share what a district manager's duties are? What that position was created for? I'm just not familiar.

10/18/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please share what a district manager's duties are? What that position was created for? I'm just not familiar.

10/18/2008 09:11:00 AM

I still have a copy of the original General Order for District Managers (might have been a Special Order or a Department Notice, but I think it was a General Order) somewhere, but it clearly states that one of the requirements is having an MBA, then the phone calls started, and the MBA went right out the window.

10/20/2008 06:51:00 PM  

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