NORTHEAST GLENDALE — With the all-important state budget still up in the air, Glendale Community College trustees approved an $82-million spending plan Monday that will require adjustments and cuts throughout the year, officials said.
The budget needs $1.2 million more in cuts to be balanced, said Ron Nakasone, the college's vice president of administrative services. Spending approved Monday also relies on assumptions that may or may not make it into the final state budget.
"The big thing is that there doesn't look like there's any sense of urgency at the state level," Nakasone said. "Community colleges don't get any money until the budget's signed. When people don't think it's important, it's like community colleges aren't important."
Board of Trustees President Tony Tartaglia said the college was holding on until the state takes action. Further cuts would force college officials to negotiate deeper concessions from college employees, who have accepted salary cuts and furlough days to contribute to a balanced budget in previous years.