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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • Sobering news from San Diego City Hall. The city faces a $179 million budget deficit for the coming fiscal year and jobs will be lost in every department. The news came as part of the city’s annual five-year financial forecast released yesterday. We answer how big $179 million is, whether the city should have been surprised and roundup some comments. The U-T emphasizeslayoffs and service cuts. KPBS says the city won’t be going into reserves. NBC quotes the police and fire unions. Read the five-year forecast here.
  • A judge’s http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/02/city-not-liable-soledad-landslide/?metro “target=”_blank”>ruling Thursday that the city of San Diego is not responsible for ruined homes due to a 2007 landslide in La Jolla likely saved the city $100 million. Affected residents are dismayed.
  • KPBS has a lengthy story on the latest on the development of the Navy Broadway Complex downtown. Opponents believe the project could be reconsidered.
  • City Councilman Tony Young is asking the mayor to consider paying other homeless shelters to increase their capacity instead of having the city erect a temporary winter shelter.
  • In other news around San Diego County, the county’s retirement board refused to reappoint its main lawyer at a meeting yesterday. The District Attorney is still investigating a Vista City Councilman. And Coronado’s city manager will retire at the beginning of next year.
— LIAM DILLON

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