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  • Santa Barbara County supervisors face another large-scale deficit

    January 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    Despite an economic upturn, Santa Barbara County is looking at 60-90 million dollar budget deficit as we kick off the new year. County supervisors say 90 million is a worse case scenario. Some of the options include job cuts, curbing employee pensions, and fewer board of supervisor meetings. ... more »
  • Balancing budget doesn't solve city's problems

    June 9, 2010 10:09 PM

    While economists say the recession is over, Santa Maria city leaders don't expect the budget picture to improve anytime soon. The city council is expected to approve the 2010-2012 budget next Tuesday. The city is currently in a hiring freeze and says employee furlough days will likely continue through... more »
  • City leaders prepare to squeeze out a balanced budget

    June 9, 2010 2:05 PM

    The Santa Maria city council is expected to approve the 2010-2012 budget next week, but city leaders say they don't see the city's financial situation improving anytime soon. The city is currently in a hiring freeze and says employee furlough days will likely continue through the end of 2011. ... more »
  • City leaders face $8 million budget gap

    March 16, 2010 9:25 PM

    Santa Maria city leaders have a big budget battle ahead of them. City councilmembers are meeting tonight to figure out how to close an $8 million budget gap. Cutting department budgets and more furlough days are among the possible options. While nothing is final, the cuts are concerning city... more »
  • $8 million deficit means more cuts for Santa Maria

    March 16, 2010 1:33 PM

    Santa Maria city leaders must find a way to fill an $8 million dollar budget gap by the end of June. Tonight, the city council will look a various options to cut costs. Some of those options include new planning fees, cutting department budgets by three, six, or nine percent,... more »
  • Airport official blames potential deficit on economy

    March 2, 2010 8:17 PM

    San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport officials are warning the board of supervisors that the airport may not have enough money to cover operating costs next year. In a status report, leaders say they may need to pull $500,000 from a loan that was intended for future development. ... more »
  • High school district leaders will take furlough days

    February 26, 2010 1:27 AM

    Santa Maria High School District leaders are making personal sacrifices to balance the budget. The superintendent and the entire management team of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District will be taking seven furlough days, two before June and five during the next school year. The furloughs save... more »
  • County leaders get budget input from departments and public

    February 23, 2010 9:25 PM

    A $40 million deficit leaves Santa Barbara County Supervisors no choice but to make massive cuts. The question remains. . .where? The board heard presentations from department leaders about where to make possible cuts. The Sheriff's Department could be hit the hardest followed by County fire. County leaders are... more »
  • County leaders discuss bleak budget picture

    February 23, 2010 1:00 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders will hear from various department heads at today's Board of Supervisors meeting as they present a worst-case scenario for budget cuts. The county is facing a $40 million budget deficit and has asked department leaders to cut a combined $52 million. That's equal to 392... more »
  • Massive county budget cuts could shut down Santa Maria jail

    February 22, 2010 9:32 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders are meeting tomorrow to sort out a nightmare budget situation as they look to fill a $40 million deficit. That's about 20 percent of the county's $200 million budget. County officials blame the majority of the deficit on rising costs. In total, they're asking department... more »
  • County supervisors looking at massive budget cuts

    February 22, 2010 9:23 PM

    $40 million. That's how much red ink Santa Barbara County leaders are dealing with and massive layoffs are possible. The county's deficit makes up about 20 percent of the its 200 million dollar budget. County officials blame the majority of the deficit on rising costs. In total, they're asking... more »
  • Santa Barbara County leaders face $40 million budget deficit

    February 22, 2010 2:25 PM

    A bleak budget picture for Santa Barbara County will be discussed in raw detail Tuesday. The county is facing a nearly $40 million budget shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal year. Overall, county departments need to cut around $52 million, which works out to 392 jobs. The greatest impacts could... more »
  • School districts work to fill budget holes

    February 18, 2010 6:02 PM

    Santa Maria schools are facing more cuts this year, but district leaders say it's too soon to tell exactly what those might be. The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District has put together a budget advisory committee examining more than 200 possible options. Those include everything from program cuts,... more »

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