Fuller picture of budget cuts coming

A fuller picture of what the latest budget woes will mean for city departments will come into focus Friday.

That is department heads’ deadlines for submitting to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s budget office their plans for cuts to solve just the current fiscal year deficit of $45 million. That would mean police would have to cut $6 million, Public Health $13 million, fire $1.7 million, Recreation and Park $1.1 million, to name a few.

But that’s not even close to the deep cuts the departments will have make so The City can close next year’s projected deficit of $522.2 million.  Newsom’s budget director Greg Wagner has advised department heads that when they submit their mid-year cuts to submit cuts of a larger amount to begin saving for next year.

The current fiscal year began July 1, after the city closed a $576 million deficit by cutting services to bone, laying off city workers and hiking fees. 

 

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

New plan provides a road map to better transit for Bayview residents

SFMTA to review suite of 101 projects designed to improve community safety and access

Mandelman bringing bathhouses back to The City

New ordinance would amend health code restrictions imposed in 1980s

Bernie Sanders draws large crowd at Richmond rally

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a large crowd at… Continue reading

Quarantined ship passengers sequestered at Travis Air Force Base

More than a dozen have tested positive for coronavirus

Japanese American family at heart of beloved Golden Gate Park garden

The Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in North America,… Continue reading

Most Read