This spring, Mayor Jerry Sanders declared an end to the city’s budget woes and projected budget surpluses in the next five years.

That extra money could be used to hire new police officers and firefighters and increase library hours, the mayor said back in April.

Our Scott Lewis analyzed the mayor’s claim in light of a report released by the city’s Independent Budget Analyst last week.

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Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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