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State Could Take Hundreds of Millions from SD County

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Aired 6/9/09

Only a handful of people turned out for a public hearing on the San Diego County budget today, but Supervisor Diane Jacob says she expects to hear from a lot more if the state begins taking county funds to balance the budget in Sacramento.

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Above: Reporter Katie Orr talks with San Diego Week host Gloria Penner about San Diego's projected budget shortfall and how the City Council managed to keep most municipal services intact.

— Only a handful of people turned out for a public hearing on the San Diego County budget today, but Supervisor Diane Jacob says she expects to hear from a lot more if the state begins taking county funds to balance the budget in Sacramento.

The Board of Supervisors is in the process of adopting a nearly $5 billion budget for the next year. The budget already calls for nearly $400 million in cuts. But Supervisor Jacob says the state could take hundreds of millions more.

"It could mean another hit of up to $800 million to our county. I mean we’re talking about something close to Armageddon if that happens,” she says.

Jacob says that could mean the closure of parks, libraries and public assistance offices. She says the current proposed budget would not make large cuts to public safety and services. Jacob says she’d like to know what the state is going to do as soon as possible so the county can account for it and still adopt the budget by the end of June.

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