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San Diego City Council Votes to Keep Libraries Open

The San Diego City Council has rejected Mayor Sanders' proposal to close libraries and recreation centers to balance the budget. What's next, and how will the budget come into balance? We speak with c

San Diego City Council Votes to Keep Libraries Open

  Tom Fudge:   Yesterday, the San Diego City Council voted to approve most of the cuts, recommended by Mayor Jerry Sanders, to fill a mid-year budget hole. But the council refused to go along with the most controversial recommendations. The council did not approve the Mayor's call to close seven city libraries and ten recreation centers. Mayor Sanders admonished the council for not passing all of his budget cuts. But he said he would not veto their 6-to-1 decision, given the near certainty that his veto would be overridden. Councilman Tony Young, of the city's fourth ward, made the budget motion that the council approved yesterday. 

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Tony Young, San Diego City Council Member, representing District Four.