Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will not support the early repeal of an emergency sales tax on food after City Manager David Cavazos said the city would face devastating budget cuts from the loss of revenue. Cavazos said the $55 million revenue drop would require cuts in city services, closing five of its 13 recreational centers, and force the layoffs of 300 municipal employees and 99 police officers.

"That's not a choice I'm willing to make," Stanton said.

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