Gavin Newsom to Present City Budget Today
- City-funded nonprofits providing services to the needy and indigent will be hit hard. Services, however, working under the aegis of Newsom's pet project Care Not Cash won't be touched. Funny how that works;
- Progressives will decry the defunding of the aforementioned nonprofits/loss of union jobs as social armageddon. The term "balance the budget on the backs of" various underprivileged groups will be evoked. The complicated do-si-do of adding back money to programs slashed by the mayor's office will begin. Budget analyst Harvey Rose will burn through several calculators. Chris Daly may or may not accuse the mayor of being a coke fiend;
- Expect to hear a bit from Public Defender Jeff Adachi in the coming weeks. Don't expect him to be happy;
- A complicated budget agreement will be reached after a month and change of contentious debate. The mayor may or may not actually spend the money the supes add back. Everyone will express gratitude for the process being over and go back to hating each other for the normal, day-to-day reasons.
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