Santa Clara County Cutting Jobs to Balance Next Year’s Budget
Santa Clara County supervisors expect to approve more layoffs across county government in the coming days as they address 2021-22 budget for shortfalls created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Supervisors on Wednesday discussed eliminating about 170 county jobs. They will cast a final vote Friday on the layoffs, which are part of a broader plan to shore up next year’s budget. A precursory vote to move the item forward found supervisors split 3-2, with Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese casting the dissenting votes.