San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ proposed budget for the upcoming financial year will be released later today.

Sanders opined on the budget in Sunday’s Union-Tribune. He’s proposing closing a $60 million shortfall largely through employee concessions, though the final decisions will be up to the City Council tomorrow. The mayor said by effectively cutting employees’ wages about 6 percent, the city will save about $30 million.

The mayor also said he’ll avoid service reductions, such as closing libraries or slashing their hours, which prompted an outcry last year.

I’ll post more details later today.


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