Committee enters last day of budget debate 

The Board of Supervisor Budget and Finance Committee concluded on Monday its second-to-last day of deliberations on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $6.5 billion city and county budget. On Wednesday, the committee is expected to hold its last meetings on the budget, make final decisions on cuts and “add-backs” (a term used to refer to the process of allocating money to services that were cut in the budget proposal) and send to the full board for approval a proposed budget.

Discussions between the mayor’s office and the supervisors are expected to continue up to the final hour of when the budget is approved as negotiations are ongoing.

The committee will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday to take votes on a number of contracting-out proposals that Newsom used to balance the budget, but which the Board of Supervisors never approves. Another meeting later in the day is scheduled for 5 p.m.

 

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