DENVER

Hickenlooper Cuts $160 Million From Libraries, Cops, Other City Services

11/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

To close a $160 million budget gap, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper plans to slash library hours, privatize four recreation centers, use $40 million in reserves and will freeze salaries and institute furlough days for all city workers.

"There isn't any department in the city that hasn't gone through gut-wrenching decisions," said Claude Pumilia, the mayor's chief financial officer.

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