San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders today announced a sweeping package of proposed cuts to programs and services that would result in more than 100 layoffs and touch just about every department in the city.
The cuts are needed to close a $43 million midyear budget deficit brought on by across-the-board declines in tax revenues resulting from the rapidly souring economy.
“The positions cut were spread fairly from top to bottom,” Sanders said. He added that the decisions were ultimately his, and “reflect my management style.”
Here is a rundown of the cuts:
His plan will now have to go before the City Council. We’ll have more to come later.