Some media reports of the FY 2013 freeze are:
Monday, October 15, 2012
Spending restrictions in FY 2013
Mayor's Order 2012-163, Fiscal Year 2013 Expenditure Restrictions (PDF), signed October 2, restricts and in some cases halts spending in some areas for FY 2013, October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013. Freezes apply to training, new hires, promotions, and travel. Limiting spending is not a new idea. Only last year, Mayor Gray did the same (see FYs 2012 and 2013 budget update, December 22).