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San Bernardino votes to slash over 100 jobs

The San Bernardino City Hall exterior is seen in this file photo from Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

September 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The bankrupt city of San Bernardino is slashing more than 100 jobs.

The City Council made the decision on Wednesday as the city faces a $45.8 million budget shortfall.

Some jobs eliminated are positions within the San Bernardino Police Department. Cutbacks could also close three of the city's four libraries.

The council also voted to slash $20 million from the city's $166 million budget.

San Bernardino filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Aug. 1. It is the third California city to file for bankruptcy this summer.