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San Diego city councilmembers are searching for ways to chip away at the structural deficit. A few months back, Budget and Finance Committee chair Todd Gloria asked his colleagues to send the Independent Budget Analyst both short-term and long-term solutions to knock down the City's deficit.

On June 8, the budget analyst released a report outlining those ideas.

First on the list is a request to look into raising fees at municipal golf courses as well as a more controversial plan to charge for parking at regional parks, beaches, and bays.

According to a 2005 staff report there are approximately 8000 parking spaces at 44 parking lots near the beach and bay area.

"If the City were to implement a parking fee during peak utilization times, it could generate significant revenue for the General Fund."

However, the coastal commission would have to approve beach and bay parking fees before going into effect.

In addition to beach parking fees, councilmembers also suggested that the budget analyst look into expanding the 4-day/10-hour work schedule for city employees, redirect additional Transit Occupancy Tax revenues to the General Fund, and eliminate as many "take-home vehicles" used by city employees as possible.

The budget committee will review the suggestions during a meeting on June 15.

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Todd Gloria asked his colleagues to send the Independent Budget Analyst both short-term and long-term solutions to knock down the City's deficit.

Hey trough feeder Todd, here is an idea, cut the compensation paid to GED firewhiners from $200K per year to a market rate of $60K MAX!! and your problems are over.

June 10, 2011

"If the City were to implement a parking fee during peak utilization times, it could generate significant revenue for the General Fund."

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"If the City were to implement a compensation cut of 50%-60% for over comped firewhiners, it could generate a significant reduction of the deficit in the General Fund."

Fixed.

June 10, 2011

Will there be special posted reserved spaces at beaches and parks for the philanthropic County Supervisors whose faces and largesse are posted at every cultural event in town? Also maybe a couple of spots for Irwin and Joan Jacobs, like the reserved parking slots they have dedicated to them on the University of California San Diego campus near the theater district.

June 12, 2011

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