Councilmember Sean Elo-Rivera (District 9)
As is often said, a budget is a values statement. Our priorities as a City are demonstrated by how we decide to spend the community’s money and the spending we choose to cut. This is true during times of abundance and even more accurate when times are tough.
Each year, the Mayor releases their proposed budget, which is a first look at how the City plans on funding city services and infrastructure. Mayor Gloria released the proposed budget for 2022 on April 15th. Over the next month, our office will be focused on reviewing this budget with a special eye toward ensuring our budget is consistent with our commitment to racial justice and equity. In other words, we want to ensure that this budget is prioritizing investments in the communities that are in need and, whenever possible, avoiding cuts that in the communities that can least afford them. The City's Fiscal Year 2022 budget will be adopted on or before June 14th, 2021.
Here is a link to our community budget survey so that you can provide input to our office!
While we are diligently reviewing the proposed budget, we need your help! We need to hear from you, our constituents, on your priorities for the city’s budget.
Your voice matters and is fundamental to ensuring that our City’s budget meets your needs.
We want to hear from as many District 9 residents as we can! To make that easier for all, you can fill out a survey to share your thoughts and priorities!
Take the Survey
Come be a part of the District 9 and Independent Budget Analyst's discussion on the City of San Diego's budget! You will learn about what is in the Mayor's proposed budget and the process of approval by the City Council.
RSVP for the May 15th Forum
The City Council will be hosting an opportunity for residents to express their thoughts about the City's budget at a public hearing! Please consider joining us in this discussion so we can hear from you directly about how the City should spend your tax dollars.
Virtual Meeting Link
Join the Council District 9 office in the final community town hall to discuss the City of San Diego's budget before City Council adoption the following week. Staff will be available to answer questions and take in feedback. Our office needs your voice to advocate for your community's needs!
RSVP for the June 5th Forum
Below are key resources for you to review in learning about the City of San Diego’s budget.