From the Daily News:
In the letter, city bean counters give agency heads until 12 p.m. on Monday to decide which jobs will go. Budget Director Mark Page said he is willing to consider alternatives to layoffs, but the reality is that there isn't much left to cut other than jobs, since the budget has been slashed so much already.
And a followup from the News:
Mayor Bloomberg struck an upbeat note Thursday about the 7,000 city workers he threatened to lay off a day earlier, saying talks with unions and Albany lawmakers could still save the day.
Bloomberg said the city needs more than $1 billion in new taxes and pension savings, which must be approved by the state Legislature. The city also would need $557million in health-care savings and givebacks from almost 300,000 unionized city workers, according to the mayor.