Water board in Detroit moves forward with company recommending cuts

4:13 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Water board in Detroit moves forward with company recommending cuts

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In the last month, the consulting firm EMA Inc. recommended that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department cut 81 percent of its workforce to save money and streamline operations. The Detroit Free Press reports the water board voted today to move forward with its contract with the company.
The Detroit Board of Water Commissioners pressed ahead today with a controversial restructuring plan, approving a $48-million contract with a consultant who recommends eliminating 81% of department employees. The board unanimously approved the four-year, no-bid contract with EMA Inc. of Minneapolis, despite protests from unions and environmental groups.