Denver mayor announces reduction in city services to offset migrant costs

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced a decrease in city services on Friday to help offset costs inflicted by the city’s migrant crisis.

The reduction includes cuts in the hours of operation for several Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and the city’s Parks and Recreation services will reduce their spring programming by 25%. Community centers will also reduce the number of days they are open from seven to six.

FILE – Mike Johnston speaks during a news conference, Sept. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Johnston, a Democrat, said these changes do not involve layoffs for current employees, but hourly workers can expect fewer hours. On-call workers and seasonal workers will be most affected.

“This is a plan for shared sacrifice,” Johnston said in a news conference. “This is what
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