Local Governments Slapped Hard By CA Budget Deal

This just went up on the PublicCEO blog:

Budget Deal Condemned by Cities and Counties

Almost as soon as a deal to close the state’s $25 billion shortfall was announced Monday evening, a call went out from local government to vote against the proposal when it comes to the Senate and Assembly floor on Thursday.

“It is a Ponzi scheme that is fated to fall apart in the next few weeks and months,” said Chris McKenzie, executive director of the League of California Cities.

He urged city leaders to call their legislators and ask them to vote against the measure.

“Counties across the state must alert their legislative delegations that a vote for this budget that contains the array of destructive raids, cuts and borrowing is a vote for local government ruin,” said Paul McIntosh, executive director of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC).

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