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Calaveras County Hit Hard By Revenue Shortfall

San Andreas, CA — All the talk concerning budget cuts became reality Tuesday in Calaveras County. 

As previously reported the CAL Works program lost nine employees and according to the Calaveras Enterprise the Sheriff’s Department will lost nine employees. Overall 78 county employees are scheduled to  lose their jobs. 

Due to lost revenue from the state, this year’s general fund budget is $4 million less than last year’s budget. The proposed budget stands at $141,086,832.

CAO Bob Lawton has hoped for concessions from three bargaining units, SEIU Local 1021, the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the Public Safety Employees Association in order to save a number of jobs.  

Local 1021 voted no stating that enough concessions had already been made. The other two entities have yet to vote.

According to Lawton a budget must be in place no later than next Monday (July 20).