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San Diego Tourism Authority Cuts 31 Jobs

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego's Tourism Authority is laying off 40 percent of its staff as it struggles with a drastic funding cut.

U-T San Diego says 31 of 79 staffers will get the axe next Tuesday. They include top-level managers and administrative, sales and marketing workers.

The authority also plans 20-percent salary cuts for five senior employees.

The Tourism Authority in the nation's eighth-largest city expects to receive only about 15 percent of the funding it had last year.

The money comes from a hotel room surcharge collected by the city but the funds can't be released because of pending litigation challenging the levy.

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Avatar for user 'Mmikey'

Mmikey | July 26, 2013 at 8:05 a.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

the gravy train stopped to discharge a few bums?

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Eddie89 | July 26, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

I doubt that the 31 people being let go are the bums. But rather the incumbents and the ones issuing the pink slips could be considered to be the real bums.

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Mmikey | July 26, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

Eddie89

Yes, that seems more likely.

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Avatar for user 'CaliforniaDefender'

CaliforniaDefender | July 26, 2013 at 4:21 p.m. ― 1 year, 2 months ago

Eddie,

I agree. But Filner is the one who is responsible for destroying the tourism office against the wishes of our City Council.

Correct the problem, don't punish the people.

Isn't that political science 101?

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