County looks at options to eliminate deficit

To address an anticipated $500 million budgetary shortfall in the County's projected 2010-2011 budget, a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, directs the Chief Executive Officer to review all viable options of ongoing and one-time savings, and report back to the Board during Budget hearings."California's $20 billion-plus deficit and its expansion of entitlement programs during the last 8 years have severely impacted the state's cities, counties and school districts," said Antonovich. "Along with layoffs, other local governments are also exploring furloughs, suspending annual step increases, eliminating sick- leave buy back and many other options."

********** Published: March 26, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 49