The Community Budget Alliance (CBA) consists of more than 40 organizations– including civic, environmental, faith, labor and other community organizations. These groups joined forces early in 2012 to seek an understandable, open and fair budget for the City of San Diego. CBA submitted a list of priorities and recommendations for the Mayor’s 2013 budget proposal. The alliance is concerned that city resources be allotted equitably to neglected neighborhoods, and that city residents have early, meaningful opportunities to participate in designing the budget. Read more here.
Update 2/7/13: The stage is set for a budget process that will prioritize the needs of city residents and diverse communities. Read more here.
The City of San Diego is planning the budget for Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Once again, the alliance outlined its priorities in a letter to the Mayor and City Council, and proposed a set of values to guide budget decisions and a list of specific recommendations.
In February, CPI’s Corinne Wilson attended the Budget Committee meeting to reiterate the values and importance of the Community Budget Alliance.
The Community Budget Alliance submitted a letter to the Mayor and City Council regarding the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Click below to review the documents:
- CBA Priority Letter FY2014 for Transmittal
- CBA CIP projects and services FY 2014 (2.15)
- CBA Recommendations FY2014 v. 2
Also in February, Avital Aboody with Greater Logan Heights Community Partnership (GLHCP), Muriel King with Bay Terrace Community Association in Southeast San Diego, and Francisco Herreria from Asociación de Liderazgo Comunitario(formerly Proyecto Casas Saludables) in City Heights all spoke at the Budget & Finance Committee hearing to urge City Councilmembers to take into consideration the Community Budget Alliance’s values as they prepare their priorities for the upcoming budget. The Community Budget Alliance continues to empower community members to speak up and engage with policymakers and to be the best advocates for their communities. See the clip below:
For more information please contact Organizer Trinh Le at TLE@onlineCPI.org or call (619) 584-5744 x24.