Department Budget Cut Scenarios Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the deadline for city department heads to turn in scenarios that show what cuts of 10, 20 or 30 percent would do to their budgets. We heard a little bit about this at yesterday's PhillyStat meeting.

Mayor Nutter says he doesn't know what's in the reports, but he says the budget process -- as the city seeks to cut $1 billion over the next five years -- will be tough.

"There will be no good choices," said Nutter, who promised that the options will be made public before the first community budget workshop on Feb. 12. "This will be a very challenging, almost horrible process to go through."