budget-cuts.jpgAre you wondering how the city *magically* restored $43.7 million in beloved services to its budget?

Wonder no longer!

Committee reductions through June 29:
$19.6 million
Delay in next police academy class: $1.7 million
Capital reduction for police and fire projects: $1.0 million
Sheriff Department wage savings assumption: $2.0 million
IT consolidation savings: $2.0 million
Dept of Technology project savings: $0.3 million
Delay of new citywide e-mail system: $1.7 million
Savings from new citywide hiring freeze: $3.0 million
Parking meters in Golden Gate Park: $0.5 million
Open space fund balance: $0.8 million
Money we thought the state would take but (hopefully) won’t: $7.0 million
Permit tracking system savings: $0.4 million
ENV (whatever that is) project savings: $0.5 million
DCYF fund balance (the kids will be alright): $1.2 million
Jail health savings (details unavailable): $0.4 million
Emergency Management facility savings: $1.1 million
CDBG federal stimulus funding: $0.5 million

TOTAL $43.7 million

Source: A piece of paper someone handed to us at last night’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting

Are you wondering, “Holy SHIT a hiring freeze what’s that mean??” and “New citywide e-mail why don’t they just get Gmail accounts?”

If so: fuck off — go pay for your goddamn news. Or wait until later today when we ask the questions, because it was late when we got this list and the last thing we wanted to do was ask questions. K?

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