Jamie Scott Lytle/North County Times
Santa Claus rides on the back of a firetruck in Escondido in 2008.
It's all about money for the Christmas parade in Escondido.
The Rincon Tribe rescued the parade last year by donating $15,000 but has not made a decision about a donation this year.
The city of Escondido, apparently thinking the tribe would step up again, did not budget the money for this year.
Parade planners say they will go ahead with the parade scheduled December 12 - with or without the tribe's donation.
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