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Hueso Says San Diego Facing Major Budget Cuts

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Aired 4/19/09

 

San Diego City Council President Ben Hueso says the city will see millions of dollars in budget cuts in the upcoming year. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

 

Hueso says residents can expect 50 million dollars in cuts and he says that’s a conservative estimate. He says San Diego was in an economic recovery mode last summer. City officials were dealing with the pension fund problem and other expenses. Then the economic downturn hit.

 

Hueso: And now these additional impacts that are just global in nature are really having a greater impact on us. So it’s really gonna mean, us, where we have already been prioritizing important programs, we’re going to do that even more. And it’s gonna start to hurt programs that people, are very important to people city wide.

 

Hueso says all the cuts will come from the city’s general fund. He was speaking on the KPBS Radio show These Days.

 

Katie Orr, KPBS News.

 

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