SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Mayor Jerry Sanders will issue the final budget proposal of his eight-year tenure on Wednesday, his office announced Monday.
In making the announcement on his Twitter account, spokesman Darren Pudgil said the fiscal-year 2013 budget proposal will be the "first truly-balanced one in a very long time."
The mayor said in February that he expected to end the current fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of around $16 million. Some of the extra money was used to extend operating hours for libraries and recreation centers, while most of the balance will be applied to FY 2013.
The mayor's office also said the spending plan would be paperless. City officials have been looking for ways to reduce their use of paper to save money, and budget documents can be extremely voluminous.
The mayor is scheduled to formally introduce his plans to the City Council next Monday, and hold a public hearing on May 14. The council's Budget Committee is scheduled to begin reviewing the proposal on May 2.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
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Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
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Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.