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Opinion - May 10, 2013

City's hard times are over, for a while

Led by the continuing expansion at Google and more startups than ever before, the city is riding a high-tech boom that is expected to finally trickle down to the bottom line this year in the form of the first budget surplus in years. In fact, it looks like about $3 million will be left over this year, a welcome relief after years of struggling to make ends meet. In the last four years, the city has saved or reduced general fund spending by more than $7 million and cut 30.5 vacant job positions.

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