Mayor Tom Bates

In an Opinionator piece today, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates looks at the impact of the state budget for Berkeleyans. The state, he explains, is facing two budget scenarios. If the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act passes in November, then cuts to important services will be mitigated. If the act doesn’t pass, then a further $6 billion will be cut from schools and a range of other state programs.

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