SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Furlough Fridays and lighter staffing have meant there is usually a line just to get into the building of the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles office, and wait times typically run almost an hour and a half.

The state’s budget troubles have had a big impact on DMV offices across California, but the 78 minute wait in San Francisco is twice as long as the statewide average.

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KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

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Some cooling their heels on the sidewalk outside Monday saw being part of bureaucracy’s long tail as just another sign of the slow economy.

And more than a few admitted that, even if times were better, they were already starting out with low expectations as soon as they realized whatever needed to be done had to be taken care of by a state employee in person.

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