The Issue

A grand compromise facilitated in the last month by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders to solve the city of San Diego’s unceasing budget woes never developed into a formal plan, breaking down this week once a tax increase became a focal point for critics.

What’s At Stake

The discussions aimed at satisfying those who argue the city hasn’t slashed enough expenses following its pension scandal and those who contend the city doesn’t collect enough taxes.

What’s Next

Councilman Tony Young, chairman of the city’s Budget and Finance Committee, said a comprehensive reform package is the only way the city will emerge from its financial crisis.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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