The Franchise Tax Board says it's going to close six field offices -- in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Ana -- one hour earlier starting early next month.
The reason? You guessed it, the ever-present, always-feared "budget constraints," according to this press release.
The new quitting time -- 4 p.m. -- starts Monday, Nov. 2.
Board spokeswoman Brenda Voet said the offices will continue to work after 4 p.m. with visitors already inside the offices. Locking the doors an hour earlier will cut down on office activity after 5 p.m.