$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.

 

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New proposal to partially reopen Twin Peaks to vehicles pleases no one

Neighbors say closure brought crime into residential streets, while advocates seek more open space

Protesters rally at the site of a proposed affordable housing project at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Sunset District affordable housing discussion flooded with ‘scare tactics and hysteria’

Project would provide 100 units, some of which would be designated for formerly homeless families

Members of the Sheriff’s Department command staff wore masks at a swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Sheriff Tanzanika Carter. One attendee later tested positive. 
Courtesy SFSD
Sheriff sees increase in COVID-19 cases as 3 captains test positive

Command staff among 10 infected members in past week

Rainy weather is expected in the coming week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Rainstorms, potential atmospheric river expected to drench Bay Area in coming week

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Multiple rainstorms, cold temperatures some… Continue reading

U.S. Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s powerful reading was among the highlights of Inauguration Day. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Inauguration shines light in this never-ending shade

Here’s to renewal and resolve in 2021 and beyond

Most Read