Tulsa city department heads have been asked by Mayor Kathy Taylor to prepare for budget cuts of up to 7% in fiscal 2010 to help reduce a projected $13 million revenue shortfall next year.

“We’ve advised department heads that if this causes a significant public safety issue or a serious drop in service levels, they should advise us of that, but in this economic time we are not hiring,” she said at last week’s City Council briefing on the budget.

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