The Board of Supervisors has yet to come to agreement with Mayor Gavin Newsom over the proposed $6.5 billion city and county budget even though the board is scheduled to vote today on the spending plan for the fiscal year.
The inability to come to a budget agreement prior to the board’s 2 p.m. hearing may prompt the board to take a 4 p.m. recess to continue budget talks and in hopes of coming to an agreement. The board members are working to come to an agreement with Newsom to ensure their spending priorities are honored. Newsom is not obligated to spend the money the board allocates during the budget process.
Meanwhile, Newsom is running for statewide office and is under political pressure to have the budget process run smoothly instead of it looking as dysfunctional as Sacramento.