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Budget talks are 99 percent there, says Newsom

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Budget talks have been ongoing, but has any progress really been made? Mayor Gavin Newsom claims he and the board are 99 percent there, meaning $40 million away from agreeing to the budget, which will go before the Board of Supervisors next week for a vote.

“The chair of the committee, Supervisor John Avalos, has done an outstanding job in difficult circumstances,” Newsom said. “We have met with every member of the board save one or two over the last few weeks and we are hopeful this time next week we will have gotten where we need to go. I think we will get there.”