A public hearing about the proposed budget cuts will be held on March 10, Durand said. Supervisors will make a final decision about the cuts in June and adopt a final budget in September.
The plan calls for $33 million in revenue increases, $16 million in cost reductions and the use of $8 million in San Mateo Medical Center reserves, according to a staff report.
More than $48 million of the shortfall comes from San Mateo Medical Center, about $5 million from Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and another $5 million in administration, Environmental Health, Correctional Health, Aging and Adult Services and Emergency Medical Services, according to the staff report.
San Mateo County Health proposes to eliminate 130 positions, 80 of which are currently filled. The plan calls for about 56 of those employees to be laid off rather than moved to other positions, county health chief Louise Rogers told supervisors.
Twenty-seven speakers at the Jan. 28 study session protested proposed cuts to areas including outpatient pharmacy, ophthalmology and mental health services.
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