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San Diego Tourism Authority cuts 31 jobs

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's Tourism Authority is laying off 40 percent of its staff as it struggles with a drastic funding cut.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/15ilbQ4 ) says 31 of 79 staffers will get the axe next Tuesday. They include top-level managers and administrative, sales and marketing workers.

The authority also plans 20-percent salary cuts for five senior employees.

The Tourism Authority in the nation's eighth-largest city expects to receive only about 15 percent of the funding it had last year. The money comes from a hotel room surcharge collected by the city but the funds can't be released because of pending litigation challenging the levy.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com

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