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SLO County expected to cut nearly 28 jobs due to budget deficit

Posted at 1:55 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 23:50:21-04

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider cutting nearly 28 county jobs at its meeting next Tuesday.

The job cuts are being considered as part of $26.3 million in budget cuts being made due to a loss of revenue because of the pandemic.

The budget cuts include $6.5 million in departmental cuts. The county says while cuts were made on items such as equipment replacement, training, and office supplies, cutting positions was unavoidable for some departments.

County officials say all but two of the positions are currently vacant. The two affected employees have reportedly been notified that their jobs will be eliminated.

Assistant County Administrative Officer Guy Savage said at least 12 departments, including the sheriff's office, will be making personnel cuts.