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3,100 Apply to Retire from City Hall Early

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The city of Los Angeles is looking at losing 2,400 employees over the next six months in a budget-saving project called the Early Retirement Incentive Program (see LAist's background story on ERIP here). Those who were eligible under the program had to put in an application. In all, 3,100 applied. 400 have already retired meaning there are 2,000 spots left. Throughout 2010, we'll see the swiss cheese reality that Los Angeles city hall will become. Will the LAPD lose 255 civilian positions forcing officers who should be on the streets to work desk jobs? Will Recreation & Parks lose 220 people, signaling the closure of some parks? Will LADOT see a 10% staff reduction? The nearly full list, via OurLA.org, by department is below: