San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom this week proposed a fiscal 2009-10 budget that closes a projected $438.1 million general fund budget gap with job cuts, fee increases, department consolidations, privatization of some services, spending of reserves and wage concessions from city workers.

Newsom, a Democrat who is running to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor, did not propose any of the general tax increases pushed by members of the Board of Supervisors.

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