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San Bernardino Council Meets With City Departments To Discuss Budget Cuts

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SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — The San Bernardino City Council is meeting with several city departments Tuesday to discuss cutting jobs and costs.

The bankrupt city is attempting to cut a whopping 30 percent, or $18 million, from its budget.

Last week, the San Bernardino police and fire departments met with the council to discuss their budget plans.

One fire proposal mentioned dropping a fire station and its personnel. They would have firefighters from other stations cover the job on a rotating basis.

The police proposed no loss of jobs from officers on the streets.

However, the police and fire departments aren’t the only ones facing cuts.

The city’s garbage collectors said they know the plan is to cut eight jobs in their department.

“It’s a concern that there are a lot of people (being cut). People have a lot of families in our department. Most everyone lives paycheck to paycheck,” said garbage collector Matthew Briones.

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