Archive for June 29th, 2011

DailyBulletin: Upland may lay off as many as 15 workers

City departments to combine
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/28/2011 04:08:41 PM PDT

UPLAND – The city’s government will soon be shrinking.

To address $3.1 million in cuts to the 2011-12 fiscal year budget, City Manager Stephen Dunn has developed a plan to combine city departments and lay off up to 15 people.

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LATimes: Democrats pass austerity budget for California

Republican Senate Caucus Chief of Staff Kevin Bassett, left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) at the state Capitol as work on the new California budget proposal went on. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / June 28, 2011)

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — The Legislature passed an austerity budget Tuesday night that would cut from universities, courts and the poor, shutter 70 parks and threaten schools but would not — by officials’ own admission — restore California’s long-term financial health.

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