Chiu to meet with mayor to break budget deadlock 

Supervisor David Chiu isn’t holding his breath that he will be able to break this budget stalemate between Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors -- but he is going to give it another shot this week.

Chiu, the president of the Board of Supervisors, has his regular Wednesday meeting scheduled with Newsom where he plans to cover many topics, one of which being San Francisco’s controversial budget.

It’s the first time that a mayor and the Board of Supervisors couldn’t agree on a budget, which will go before the Board of Supervisors for a vote July 20. The sticking point remains the same: Newsom wants the board to drop the pending measures proposed for the November ballot, including a slew of tax measures.

Supervisors aren’t taking kindly to this, calling his maneuver an “11th hour play.”

“The mayor is holding the budget hostage,” Chiu said. “We are in the same place we were a week ago and I’m not sure what’s going to have to happen.”

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