San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders on Wednesday afternoon will make public his proposals for cuts to city programs and services in order to close a $43 million midyear budget deficit. Sanders and other city officials have indicated that the proposed cuts will be drastic, and likely include the shuttering of libraries, the elimination of entire programs and significant layoffs.

No city department is exempt from Sanders’ list, although the mayor said last week that there will not be cuts in the uniformed public safety employees, and others who perform what he calls “core services.” The City Council Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to consider Sanders’ proposals at its Nov. 12 meeting.


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