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The San Diego Unified Port District announced a work furlough program today (July 12) to begin Friday and last through next June. The program, which should save $1.3 million, should help close a $10 million budget shortfall. Most port employees will be affected, and will get an average pay haircut of 4.6%. The port depends on revenues from restaurants, hotels and other businesses on the San Diego Bay state tidelands that are overseen by the port. However, tourism has slowed very sharply, including at subsidized hotels in the area.

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SurfPuppy619 July 13, 2010 @ 7:50 a.m.

I have an even better idea, cut comp 5% and the entire $10 Million deficit would go away.

And if you're making over $100K (you know at least 75% are) cut the comp 20%.

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Don Bauder July 13, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m.

Response to post #1: Eventually, cuts will be closer to 20% than 5%. Best, Don Bauder

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SanDiegoParrothead July 13, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m.

I'm sure it's like most of the other programs where, even though there's furloughs, they'll still get credit for time served so their holy pensions won't be affected.

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Don Bauder July 13, 2010 @ 9:46 p.m.

Response to post #3: That's a specialty of governments, particularly the City of San Diego under Mayor Sanders: faking payroll cuts. Best, Don Bauder

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