Contra Costa County Supervisors Look To Close $45 Million Deficit

MARTINEZ (KCBS) – Contra Costa County officials say it’s difficult to get a hold on exactly what needs to be chopped this year, but there is consensus that there will be serious reductions.

At an informal budget session, County Administrator David Twa told top leaders the country is facing a minimum $45 million shortfall. He said part of that is due to pensions.

“Of that $45 million that I’ve talked about, $20 million plus represents pension costs,” he said.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

Twa said employees will need to contribute more to their pensions or take a reduction in salary and benefits.

Rollie Katz of Public Employees Union, Local 1 said management as well as employees should have to sacrifice.

“There really is a need to flatten the organization,” he said.

Twa said the projected deficit could increase by $20 million if state cuts go deeper than expected.

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  • Curtis

    Remove section 8 housing and review wellfare cases.

  • Tours Martel

    When Governor Arnold said we needed to put our financial house in order, the leftwing unions screamed and whined, and the voters said no. As a result the house of cards is about to collapse, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

  • Karen Klinger

    Would there be a County deficit if the 17 State Redevelopment Agencies and their 28 project areas in Contra Costa were abolished like the Governor proposed and property taxes klnown as increments returned to the County for services for the people?. Isn’t that what property taxes should be used for?The Couinty has a Total Redevelopment Indebedness of $3,046,365,3092 as reported in the the State of California (Controller’s Office)Community Redevelopment Agencies Annual Report for 2008/09 (most recent report).

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