In a public meeting, San Jose residents showed their disappointment at Mayor Chuck Reed’s proposal – cutback city services and reduced salaries for workers. The proposal was aimed at reducing the growing budget gap.
Residents asked the mayor not cut the services while workers fought against the pay cuts.
On his part, Mayor Reed recommended a 10 percent pay cut from the city union workers. Fortunately, none of the 11 unions agreed to the pay cuts.
Reed’s recommendations were intended to direct city officials in preparing the fiscal year’s budget draft starting in July.
If Reed’s recommendation is approved, many residents will be affected while others will suffer even more.