Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson last week said he would need to drain the city’s rainy-day fund in order to help close an estimated $23 million deficit in 2010.

The move would leave $1 million in the reserve fund, which now totals $8 million. Jackson said the money was needed to avoid laying off workers or cutting services. It would be the second time in six years that city officials have used up the fund to achieve a balanced budget.

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