The Oakland City Council this week voted to slash jobs, temporarily close City Hall, and hike parking fees to close a $42 million deficit in the current fiscal year.

The state’s eighth-largest city will balance its budget by laying off 100 workers, eliminating 59 vacant positions, shutting city offices one day a month, closing City Hall for the week between Christmas and the New Year, reducing salaries and budgets for elected officials, and raising some parking fines and meter rates.

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