City Services Faces Cuts

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    NBCSanDiego

    New cuts to San Diego city services, including police and fire, could be on the way. This, as campaigning for Prop D heats up. Prop D is the San Diego measure to temporarily increase the sales tax by a half-cent.


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    City Services Faces Cuts

    [DGO] City Services Faces Cuts
    New cuts to San Diego city services, including police and fire, could be on the way. Source: City Services Faces Cuts | NBC San Diego


    San Diego is facing a budget gap of more than $70 million for next fiscal year. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is asking all departments to see where they can cut. Residents could see a combined $30 million in additional reductions to public safety, libraries and parks under this latest round of proposed cuts.

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    As city services face the reality of major cuts, the paper reported police have been asked to cut the most - more than $15 million. Fire and rescue will have to cut $7.2 million from its budget.

    Sanders and the majority of the council are pushing for increased revenue through Prop D.