SJ City Leaders Cut Their Own Pay

By Jessica Greene
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM PDT
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SJ City Leaders Cut Their Own Pay

Budget cuts approved for the city of San Jose

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San Jose city leaders are taking a pay cut to help the city balance its budget. The decision came during a packed City Council meeting Tuesday night.

City Council members voted to cut their own pay in the interest of the city, which is dealing with a record deficit of $116 million.

During the meeting, city workers voiced their concerns about the council's efforts to get them to accept a 10 percent pay cut. But the decision wasn't an easy one for council members.
 
After hearing from the group, council members voted unanimously to cut their own salaries by 10 percent. The council then voted to impose a 5 percent reduction in pay and benefits on a union of 50 building inspectors. They also approved five percent pay cuts for some 240 non-union workers.

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