‘No good options:’ Oakland leaders grapple with cuts to services as $62 mil budget shortfall looms

OAKLAND — The City Council on Wednesday approved a small set of measures to reduce the $62 million budget shortfall that Oakland is facing, but some cautioned against other cuts announced by the city administrator.

Tasked Wednesday with approving just one emergency ordinance that would authorize the city administrator to postpone scheduled pay raises for the fire and police chiefs in 2021 and impose on them 10 furlough days — saving about $85,000 for the year — the eight city councilmembers unanimously approved the measure.

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