City College Announces Layoffs, Salary Cuts

A protesting caroler holds up a sign outside the City College Board of Trustees meeting in December.

A protesting caroler holds up a sign outside the City College Board of Trustees meeting in December.

City College of San Francisco, which is fighting to remain accredited, announced it would lay off dozens of employees and cut salaries because not enough students are enrolling.

The cuts are being made despite strong resistance from faculty, staff and students who have condemned the administration for proposing to dedicate Proposition A parcel tax funds to accreditation needs rather than saving classes and preventing layoffs. The proposition’s text stated that the money would be used to prevent worker layoffs, offset budget cuts and maintain essential courses, among other things.

Prop. A funds are not available until next year, however, and City College is facing an immediate enrollment-related fiscal shortfall. No final decisions have been made on the use of Prop. A funds.

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