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Putting Neighborhoods First

Restoring Library Hours

  • Boosting library service hours to the most in 10 years, adding 203 hours of library service per week citywide

Mayor Faulconer's budget plan significantly increases library hours to 48 hours per week for the first time since 2003 and strategically expands library services on weekends. Every branch library in San Diego will add four service hours Monday through Saturday. In addition to these hours, 12 select branches will extend hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Central Library will add five hours per week.

Creating a New After-School Program

  • Targeted to communities working to raise student achievement
  • One-on-one assistance to targeted K-8 students from area schools with their school-assigned homework
  • 36 weeks per school year at 18 libraries

Leading a collective effort to re-establish the City's libraries as centers for learning and civic engagement for San Diego children, Mayor Faulconer funded the City's first comprehensive after-school program. The Do Your Homework @ the Library Program provides one-on-one assistance to children at targeted K-8 schools in San Diego for school-assigned homework. It adds a learning coordinator at 18 San Diego libraries where curriculum-aligned resources, technology and community partnerships work in tandem to support students. The program capitalizes on San Diego public library equipment, staff, Wi-Fi access and digital resources, including the HelpNow! online tutoring program.

Building New Parks, Streetlights and Sidewalks

  • New parks and lighting improvements in City Heights, Otay Mesa, Tierrasanta and Black Mountain Ranch
  • $2.4 million for new streetlights and sidewalks across San Diego

Mayor Faulconer has focused his budget on projects that improve the quality of life for San Diego families. New sidewalks and streetlights will be installed citywide, and communities across the City will be able to enjoy new park space thanks to funding in the Mayor's budget plan.