SF supervisors to vote on new budget

July 14, 2009 7:02:34 PM PDT
San Francisco supervisors are set to take a final vote this afternoon on a new budget that makes major cuts to some city services.

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Supervisors and the mayor hammered out the deal last week.

The city was facing a $575 million deficit.

The agreement will prevent police layoffs or station closures, but the public defender is urging supervisors to reverse cuts to his office, that he says could force him to lay off attorneys and turn away cases.

Supervisors will also take a final vote on a 20 cent per pack fee on cigarettes to help the city pay for cleaning up butts.

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