MAYOR LEE & SUPERVISORS ANNOUNCE TOWNHALL SERIES ON CITY’S BUDGET
Community Engagement Efforts to Engage Residents & Help Balance City Budget; New SFOpenBook Gives Greater Transparency in City’s Revenue & Spending
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the dates for community engagement events to get the public more involved in the City’s budget process and hear from residents about their budget priorities to build a balanced two-year budget for San Francisco. Mayor Lee will co-host District-based Budget Town Halls with members of the Board of Supervisors and provide other forums to hear from San Franciscans about their budget priorities and ideas.
“We are excited to hear directly from our residents about their top priorities on issues that matter the most to them,” said Mayor Lee. “We must craft a balanced budget that keeps our City on a steady course of continued fiscal stability, stimulate the local economy, create good jobs, invest in key capital and infrastructure improvements, as well as address long term challenges identified in the proposed Five Year Financial Plan and ensure that San Franciscans can access City services they need.”
As part of this year’s budget process, Mayor Lee will meet with the Board of Supervisors, community-based organizations and advocacy groups, neighborhoodand business leaders, labor representatives, representatives of City Commissions and Department Heads to discuss budget priorities and innovative cost savings ideas.
The six District Based Budget Town Halls will be spread around the City at various community venues. For more information and updates on this year’s Budget Town Halls, go to: www.sfmayor.org/budget.
Districts 10 & 11 with Supervisors Malia Cohen & John Avalos
Monday, April 22, 2013 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Southeast Community Facility, 1800 Oakdale Avenue
h/t: Jill Fox