Budget Deficit

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Budget Plan Details Deep Cuts

A proposed budget released Tuesday by San Jose City Manager Debra Figone calls for cuts in police and firefighter positions and a reduction in services to close a $115 million deficit.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Lee Releases First Part Of Budget

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee released Monday the first part of his proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

San Jose City Hall

Hundreds Of San Jose City Hall Workers Facing Layoffs

Tuesday wasn’t shaping up to be a happy day at San Jose City Hall. Hundreds of workers – representing about 10% of the workforce – would be told they stand to be out of jobs by July.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Faces Sweeping Cuts Due To Massive Budget Deficit

It was revealed that sizeable across-the-board cuts in city departments were expected, as Oakland grapples with a projected $46 million deficit.


California Governor Jerry Brown (AP)

Gov. Brown Pushes For Special Election To Address Budget Deficit

Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his push for a special election on the state budget Saturday in a quick tour through the territory of Republican lawmakers, who have repeatedly rebuffed him on the method he has chosen to close California’s remaining $15.4 billion budget deficit.

CBS San Francisco–04/09/2011

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco Pension Reform Proposal Takes Shape

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said city workers will be the hardest hit if his pension reform plan is approved.


The Earl Warren Building and Courthouse at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. (AP file photo)

Canceled Sale Of California Buildings Prompts Lawsuit

The investors who won the contract to buy 24 state office buildings have sued the state.

CBS San Francisco–03/11/2011

San Jose firefighters at fire and gas explosion on Edwards St. 2007 (Craig Allyn Rose)

Unions, San Jose Making Progress In Labor Negotiations

Labor negotiations have become less contentious between unions and the city of San Jose as both sides try to negotiate a new deal.


Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Turns To Another Agency For Possible Bailout

Caltrain is now looking to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for a possible solution to its financial woes.


Santa Clara County Sheriff's badge

Santa Clara County Departments Face The Budget Axe

A more than $200 million budget deficit has many Santa Clara County departments grasping for ways to help bridge the gap.