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Santa Monica Approves Hundreds of Layoffs To Bridge Coronavirus Budget Gap

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Santa Monica Beach, without the usual crowds. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Disappearing hotel occupancy, sales tax and parking revenues have forced Santa Monica city leaders to significantly shrink their workforce and look at tens of millions of dollars in cuts to services.

Interim City Manager Lane Dilg told our newsroom's local news show Take Two:

“We’re simply facing unexpected and fairly devastating decreases."

The city council today approved eliminating 337 full-time positions. The council will meet later this month to weigh cuts to community programs and facilities like library hours, after school programs and pools.

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