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Santa Barbara County Struggling With Funding Operating Costs For Planned New Jail

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:27am


Santa Barbara County is going to get a badly needed, nearly $100 million dollar new jail complex for a fraction of its actual cost, because the state is picking up most of the tab.

But, the already financial struggling county is now trying to figure out how it will pay for the additional costs of running the facility, which are projected to be about $17 million dollars a year.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports county leaders spent hours wrangling over the issue yesterday.

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