Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • I had a whole section of City Council chambers to myself yesterday as the city’s 2011 budget hearings began with little fanfare. I’ll have at least one budget-related dispatch today. 
  • City Council also discussed a revised five-year financial outlook yesterday with projected deficits ranging from $72.5 million next year to $48.1 million in 2015.
  • Plans for a permanent homeless shelter downtown were delayed at a City Council committee hearing yesterday following protests from nearby residents. 
  • I still have plenty of questions about San Diego and its involvement in Indian landfills per my story early this week. Help me answer them and think of some more.
  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and local state Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth introduced a bill with new pension rules for new state employees
  • Last here’s my appearance on NBC to discuss a city of San Diego resident survey. In brief, residents like trash pickup, outsourcing and police and fire, but don’t care for the condition of their streets.

View more news videos at: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/video.

— LIAM DILLON

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