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Lompoc city leaders to discuss solutions for multi-million dollar budget deficit

Posted at 9:00 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 21:09:38-04

The city of Lompoc will hold another meeting this week to discuss the city’s budget deficit.

City leaders are encouraging people to come out to the City Council meeting Tuesday and voice their opinions on the budget.

The city is facing a nearly $4 million budget deficit for the 2019-21 fiscal years, largely due to unfunded CalPERS pensions for former employees.

City leaders are considering possible solutions, which include a 1 percent sales tax measure which could be placed on a city-wide ballot.

They’ve also been looking into major budget cuts from agencies and departments, including the police and fire departments, public parks, and the library.

The council is considering three options: putting the tax measure on the ballot, moving forward with budget cuts and deciding on the tax ballot later, or just moving forward with budget cuts.

The meeting will be held at the Lompoc City Council Chamber Tuesday at 6 p.m