Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • We’ll lead the day with little hope for new money in the city of San Diego. A new report from the Office of the Independent Budget Analyst says that the city can’t take in any money from trash or storm water fees until 2013 even if the city starts the approval process now. That means no help for budget deficits this year and next.
  • San Diego County Supervisors cut their community grant program in half yesterday, and will dole out a combined $5 million next year, instead of the $10 million they’re accustomed.
  • Meantime, Supervisor Ron Roberts has built up a strong war chest for his fifth election push. He doesn’t believe anyone can beat him, either. The U-T has a rundown of all campaign finance spending.
  • There’s plenty of differing data on the city of San Diego’s sewer spills, CityBeat reports.
  • The challenger to San Diego City Council President Ben Hueso in a state assembly race lost her job with the San Ysidro School District after Hueso’s employee cast a vote for a budget cut package.
  • Fire union officials blaming budget cuts for a fire-related death last week should realize they put the city into its financial mess, U-T columnist Michael Stetz writes.
  • The latest bedlam in the city’s plan to outsource its services is another complaint with the state labor board.


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