The city's latest press release:
Knee jerk reaction from Sams: "The cuts will effect police response time."
No they won't.
Cutting supervisory positions will create a bump effect right down into rank and file - lowest man on totem pole gets bumped. The cuts will not effect response time at all. If Sams tries to prove this effect by purposely undermining police response time to bolster his case - document everything - place him under investigation. Find a supervisor who understands budgets and has loyalty to city taxpayers not rank and file police officers.
If Sams can't structure his department to work less with more and motivate his people to do their jobs efficiently, effectively - start building a case against him for "poor communication skills" and get rid of him.
That'll be $90,000 please.