The City of Brampton has announced an unprecedented overhaul of staffers, firing 25 mangers as it initiates sweeping changes at the top of its municipal bureaucracy.
Mayor Linda Jefferies calls it the largest shakeup ever at Brampton City Hall.
The city’s new CAO, Harry Schlange, says the move will eliminate needless layers of management and duplication and refine the reporting system to he can keep a better handle on spending and make decisions more quickly.
The moves followed published reports over this past weekend that raised serious questions about how former and current city officials handled the process to award one of the largest development deals in Brampton’s history.
A $28.5 million lawsuit leveled against the city alleges misconduct on a $500 million downtown development deal by senior staffers.
The firings will cost the city $4 million, but will save $2 million per year in the long term.