County supervisors tentatively adopt $442.7 million budget

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday tentatively adopted a 2010-2011 budget of $442.7 million, down $25 million from last year.

Forty-three staff positions, all of them already vacant, were eliminated. There will be no layoffs. The county employs 2,400 workers.

Supervisors added back a part-time building inspector and a part-time resource specialist in code enforcement, after the Planning and Building Department challenged earlier proposed cuts.

Labor costs remain the county's biggest expense -- 65 percent of total expenditures.

A final vote on the budget is scheduled June 22.

-Bob Cuddy