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San Diego County Supervisors To Vote On $4.77 Billion Budget

A proposed $4.77 billion spending plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year will be presented to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors next week.

The spending plan represents a 1.9 percent reduction from the current fiscal year's $4.86 billion budget, according to documents posted online.

A further drop is expected for the following fiscal year, in which Chief Administrative Officer Walt Ekard will propose a $4.62 billion budget. The county plans two years at a time.

The proposal for next year includes an increase of $35.8 million for public safety, which includes the Sheriff's Department, District Attorney, Public Defender, Probation and Medical Examiner. The Sheriff's Department would gain 62 new jobs, while the District Attorney would lose 44 positions under the plan.

Community Services, which includes departments like animal services, libraries and the Registrar of Voters, would get an additional $13.6 million.

The Health and Human Services Agency would pick up an extra $9 million to spend, and the equivalent of 176 full-time jobs.

Land Use, which includes Planning and Land Use; Agriculture, Weights & Measures; and Parks and Recreation, would receive $31 million less than in the current fiscal year.

Financial and general government operations would be $22.6 million lower, mainly because planned technology projects are smaller.

Spending on capital improvement projects would be $79.1 million less -- a 62 percent drop over the current year. Ekard pointed out that such expenditures can fluctuate wildly based on scheduling of major projects.

Overall, the budget proposes the equivalent of 15,958 full-time jobs for 2012-13, up by 271 over the current fiscal year.

The supervisors plan to begin public hearings on the budget proposal on June 11.

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Peking_Duck_SD | May 6, 2012 at 12:25 p.m. ― 2 years, 7 months ago

The county board of hooligans are inep crooks.

Their funding is political in nature and designed to not rock the boat in regards to their endorsements and election support.

This is how 5 very unpopular political imbeciles win election after election - they pay off groups who will turn out votes.

The prison industrial complex is one such lucrative gravy train with the police unions, prison unions, and those who bennefit on the periphery of massive police-state spending.

San Diego has one of the lowest police to citizen ratios amongst major cities, yet our crime rates are below other large cities.

Numbers show our crime rates in San Diego continuing to decline and at historic lows, yet hese supervisor idiots make public safety spending the vast majority of their spending increases.

I can't wait until the term limits start kicking in and some of these sniveling supervisor stooges start falling out of offices they have been scamming in for literally decades!

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