Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.
And unlike some past deficits, where the city was able to make up part of the shortfall by delaying some spending and with creative bookkeeping, Miranda said there is little the council can cut without affecting jobs or public services services.
The new fiscal year starts July 1. While Miranda offered no details where cuts would come or whether he will start scaling back now to lessen the blow next year, he said he has already evaluated 174 city programs and services to determine how critical they are and how much they can be cut.
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