OKC considers cutting 170 jobs

Wednesday, April 9th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Officials in Oklahoma City say the city is considering cutting 170 jobs because of falling sales tax collections.

City Manager Jim Couch says the latest sales tax revenue is $800,000 below last year and $1.2-million less than expected.

Couch says sales taxes for the year are more than $2-million less than last year and more than $9-million below expectations.

Couch says city department heads must cut their budgets by eleven percent while police and fire officials must cut spending by 2%.