East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton tells 19 Action News the city is downsizing. Norton says this is designed to save money and make the city run more efficiently.

“As a need to make our operations a little bit leaner and to promote better programming at the Martin Luther King Center.”

A total of seven people are losing their jobs.

Norton says the city is eliminating an executive assistant and a program coordinator within the Parks and Recreation Department.

The Building and Housing Department will merge with the Community Development Office, eliminating three positions.
A city custodian position will be eliminated and a food service aide at the City’s Senior Center will lose their job as well.
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