$45M deficit to be closed through cuts, revenue boosts

Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to discuss later Thursday the $45 million in mid-year cuts city departments will have to make to balance the operating deficit identified by the city controller.

Newsom had ordered departments to come up with their proportional share of the deficit in cut proposals and has spent the last few weeks working on them.

The $45 million needed to close the deficit is not all in cuts, but also in revenue boosts, according to a copy of the mid-year cuts obtained by The Examiner.

The Police Department will see a $6 million cut. The cut includes $1.5 million in savings from staffing changes to reduce holiday and premium pay and $3 million in overtime reductions.

The Fire Department came up with $1.7 million in savings, which includes the $725,000 in expected revenue for the sale of the 909 Tennessee Fire House, a cut of $117,445 in salaries.

The Public Health Department came up with $7.4 million in savings, which includes $2.1 million in “projected underspending in contracts and programs,” more than $600,000 in additional grant money, $706,000 savings in “smaller than expected state reductions to HIV Health Services,” among others.

About $3 million is being saved by deferred a jail project to next fiscal year, and another $3 million saved in cuts to “various capital projects, materials, supplies.”

Across all of the departments, the mid-year cuts include $4.9 million in salaries and fringe benefits savings.

Newsom is expected discuss the details of the budget later Thursday.

 

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