For three months now, the city of San Diego has been providing services to its residents under a new budget — one that was supposed to include fewer city workers but maintain the level at which residents received services.

You might remember there was some controversy over the issue of service levels during the spring budget season. The mayor said he couldn’t measure them, but guaranteed that they would stay the same (at least in terms of library hours, the schedule for trash collection and the ability of police officers to respond to crimes). Several council members, the independent budget analyst and some residents were skeptical.

So, I want to know from you: Have you noticed a drop off in services somewhere? Are library lines longer? Do the city’s parks look shabbier? Is the community pool not kept up the way it used to be?

Or have you noticed that things around town have remained the same since July 1?

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