Walnut Creek City Council Approves Reduced 2020-21 Budget With Job And Funding CutsA 2020-2021 Walnut Creek general fund operating budget of about $79 million, down almost $12 million from last year and more than $12 million less than what was originally anticipated for this coming year before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, was approved late Tuesday night by the Walnut Creek City Council.
Berkeley City Council Votes To Slash Police Budget By $9.2 MillionBerkeley city councilmembers voted on Wednesday to cut the police budget next fiscal year by $9.2 million, about 12 percent, though the money saved will help backfill the city's deficit rather than support changes as some residents had hoped.
San Francisco Officials Back 'Millionaires Tax' To Counter COVID-19 Fiscal LossesSupervisors have unanimously approved a resolution urging state lawmakers to look into new ways create revenue to help with the state's economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus, like taxing millionaires.
Newsom Signs CA Budget Closing Estimated $54.3 Billion Deficit With Taxes, Spending CutsGov. Gavin Newsom signed a budget on Monday that closes an estimated $54.3 billion deficit by temporarily raising taxes on businesses, delaying payments to schools and cutting billions in spending on state services and worker salaries.
Newsom, Lawmakers Agree On How To Close $54 Billion Budget DeficitCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic state Legislature have agreed to a state spending plan that avoids billions of dollars in permanent cuts to public schools and health care programs.
San Jose Officials Approve New Budget After Nearly 13 Hours Of DebateAs protesters gathered outside San Jose City Hall Tuesday, city leaders were meeting to approve the Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposed $4.1 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget With No Cuts To Schools, HealthcareFacing an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus, California lawmakers on Monday approved a state spending plan.
Reopening: Union City Officials Wrestle With COVID-19 Budget Shortfalls Union City's budget is expected to be lower by $4 million due to the impact of the coronavirus, city officials said Thursday. The coronavirus crisis has caused the city to realize less revenue from sales, business license and transit-occupancy taxes as well as parking.
Parents, Students, Teachers Considering Plan To Disband Oakland Unified's Police DepartmentRecent protests over police killings have renewed calls to disband Oakland Unified School District’s police department. On Wednesday, the school community met to talk about where to spend the money instead.
San Jose Leaders Propose Sweeping Public Safety Cuts To Close Gaping Budget HoleWith San Jose's income streams being ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, city leaders are considering shaving more than $10 million off public safety in next year's budget, seriously impacting the police and fire departments.
Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's CutsThe California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and health care programs.
California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Coronavirus ResponseCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom took an extra $1.8 billion from the state's dwindling coffers to pay for more protective gear and extra hospital beds to aid the state's response to the coronavirus.
Hayward City Personnel To Take Pay Cuts, Forego Raises In Wake Of Coronavirus CrisisSo far, Hayward fire personnel including firefighters and the city manager have agreed to give up planned pay raises.
Newsom Targets Prison System Cutbacks Among Tough New Budget MeasuresGov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California's prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy.
Newsom Proposes Cuts For State Worker Pay, Schools, Health Care In Grim COVID-19 Budget RevisionCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom painted a grim financial picture for the state Thursday as he presented a revised budget that reflected unprecedented unemployment, a massive decline in revenue and a proposed cut in pay for state workers.