Tic, tic, tic…the budget fuse has been lit.  What’s been a slow burn will pick up in Sacramento and at City Hall this week and it could get bloody here in the Mission.

The California Budget Project’s analysis of the Governor’s proposal versus  legislature’s  already has both agreeing on cuts that  will mean a lot less money for Mission non profits.  Mission Loc@l has  written about the difficulties at the Native American Health Center and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center.

It could get worse.   The first taste of the new recessionary order happens Wednesday, when San Franciscans board  Muni and BART and pay higher fares–$2.00 on Muni and $1.75 on the least expensive BART ride.  That is if commuters can even get on  BART–negotiations are still underway to avert a strike.

If you want a full schedule of budget meetings and protests to attend, check out San Francisco FYI.

But, let us bask–with sunscreen on–a bit longer in Gay Pride.

Or, retreat.  There’s still time to enjoy the Roxie’s atheist film festival.

Mission Loc@l reporter Shalwah Evans’s day with Supe David Campos will be posted later today.  There’s also more news on Mission Street coming up.

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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