Oakland budget proposal would cut 105 jobs 

A proposal to cut Oakland's budget by $28 million would reduce funding for a children's park, the zoo and other nonprofits and eliminate 105 jobs.

The City Council took up the proposal by City Administrator Deanna Santana on Wednesday. The city has to cut the money by Feb. 1, when the state plans to end redevelopment agencies and their funding.

Santana has called for a 40 percent reduction in city contributions to Children's Fairyland and the Oakland Zoo. She has also proposed reorganizing several city departments, including Parks and Recreation. That would lead to 105 job cuts.

The council adjourned its meeting for a half hour on Wednesday when Occupy Oakland protesters began shouting over council members. The protesters said they were there in solidarity with city workers.

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