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Fresno budget uncertain

Time is running out to decide the best way to keep Fresno's finances afloat.
Time is running out to decide the best way to keep Fresno's finances afloat.

A proposed budget has been drafted but there are still a lot of unknowns. 

On Monday, the Fresno City Council discussed a number of items, including the SPCA contract and the Fresno Fire Department's staffing levels. 

The budget was built around the notion that the Measure G trash privatization effort would pass, and the city would have an extra $4.5 million.

At last count, Measure G is failing by 193 votes.

Fresno Councilman Clint Olivier said, "If this trend holds up and it fails, then it's back to the drawing board. It's going to be very interesting to see how we get there. Obviously, we have to make cuts to balance this budget." 

Some answers might come Wednesday when the council and mayor plan to discuss the budget if Measure G fails to capture the need votes.
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