Sanders To Propose Budget Cuts

City could see as many as 400 jobs cut

Monday, Nov 3, 2008  |  Updated 2:17 PM PDT
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Sanders Proposes Budget Cuts

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Economic woes are hitting communities all over the U.S. Now San Diego city leaders must decide how to close a multi-million dollar budget gap.

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will present his budget recommendations to the city council this week in the hopes of closing the city's current $43 million budget gap.

Mayor Jerry Sanders met with his advisors Saturday to decide on some cuts.

"We're literally looking at every position in the budget looking where we can make the cuts to get the 43 million dollars we need to close the gap," said Sanders. "It's been a difficult weekend but we are making progress."

According to the mayor, a loss of revenue from property taxes and sales tax will lead to around 400 job cuts for the city. He also said the fire and police departments will be less effected by the cuts than the parks and recreation department.

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