Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget
- Volume I: Budget Overview and Schedules
- Volume II: Department Detail
- Volume III: Capital Improvements Program
- All three volumes of the Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget (PDF:12.6M) are available as one file to easily search for a topic.
A Message From Mayor Filner
To the Residents of San Diego:
Please accept this Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget, my first as the Mayor of this great City. In January of this year I gave my first State of the City Address where I started to lay out my vision for the future of the City. In my address, I discussed the great pride that San Diegans take in the character and diversity of their neighborhoods. My first budget begins to address my vision for the City with a focus on our neighborhoods while also incorporating other critical needs.
The implementation of my vision is limited by the current fiscal realities facing our City. Despite the many service cuts our residents have experienced over the years, this budget required solving an inherited $38.4 million General Fund budget deficit thus limiting my ability to fully implement my vision. In addition, changing the culture and priorities of a multibillion dollar organization requires more than a few months. As a result, this is a transitional budget.
The Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget totals $2.75 billion and includes $1.20 billion for General Fund operations and $1.55 billion for the City's Enterprise Funds and other City Funds. The General Fund is balanced using a combination of both ongoing and one-time resources while still maintaining strong reserve levels. This budget includes service enhancements related to our neighborhoods and critical public safety needs.
I have had to use some one-time resources to balance this budget. This is appropriate when the economy is anticipated to improve and our current economic indicators show a bright future for San Diego. In addition, in preparation for the Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget, I will review all of the City's operations to more closely align them with my vision and focus on replacing one-time resources used in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget with ongoing solutions.
One significant ongoing solution to mitigate future budget deficits is the implementation of five-year agreements with our labor organizations. These agreements will stabilize the City's budget over the long-term and significantly lower the annual required contribution to the pension fund. I encourage the City Council to support me as I negotiate a long-term agreement that will implement Proposition B's aim to freeze pensionable pay for all City workers and bring stability to our City's finances.
I look forward to working with the City Council and the residents of San Diego as they consider my budget in the upcoming months.
Mayor Bob Filner