Buenos Aires City will cut 120 political positions in government and 58 advisers’ jobs in a savings move valued at $500 million pesos (US$29 million).
A decree signed by Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta will be published on Monday, Clarín reported.
The City will also reduce salaries for authorities in decentralised government bodies and put a cap on wage growth.
“Thanks to technology, the simplification of bureaucracy or de-bureaucratisation, we can reduce the number of political positions by merging job roles and grouping together areas”, City Cabinet Chief Felipe Miguel told Clarín.
However, their Cambiemos coalition has sent mixed messages to the public, which had grown tired of strange and eccentric government appointments under former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
For instance, in July this year, the national government came under fire for appointing a “Director of Bicycle Mobility for the National Directorate of Non-motorised transport” with an annual salary of $1 million pesos.