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From Linkage Fee To Mt. Soledad, San Diego Mayor Provides Update

From Linkage Fee To Mt. Soledad, San Diego Mayor Talks City Business

Kevin Faulconer, Mayor, City of San Diego

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined KPBS Midday Edition for his monthly update on the business of the city.

It's been a busy four weeks since his last visit:

The City Council approved the mayor's nearly $3 billion budget in an 8-1 vote earlier this month.

The budget extends library hours, increases officers in police academies, provides additional fire academies and a temporary fire station in the Skyline neighborhood to reduce response times, and adds more money for infrastructure projects.

The city's financial plan also includes funding for a program manager to oversee San Diego's various sustainability programs, streetlight installation, parks projects, fire equipment and a lifeguard at Windansea Beach.

Addtionally, Faulconer weighed in on the announcement from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Mount Soledad cross dispute. The high court said it will not intervene.

City News Service contributed to this story.

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