Link to August 26 Appleton Post-Crescent article, "Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna hints at leaner operations.
Excerpt: Mayor Tim Hanna won't deliver his budget plan until October, but clues abound about the direction city operations could take in 2011.
Hanna's administration wants a leaner staff and more efficient services. The goals require consolidations that affect all departments, but none more directly than the city's forestry and public works personnel.
Also on the table, though fairly late in the year as budget planning goes, is a review of health insurance contributions for city workers.
The article notes [t]he library is preparing for several changes. It is reducing monitoring and cleaning hours, axing a half-time position in graphic design and doing energy upgrades.