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.
Schedule of Budget Town Halls with Mayor & District Supervisors
Districts 1 & 4 with Supervisors Eric Mar & Katy Tang
Saturday, April 20, 2013 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
George Washington High School, 600 32nd Avenue
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
Districts 8 & 9 with Supervisors Scott Wiener & David Campos
Saturday, May 4, 2013 (9 – 10:30 a.m.)
Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street
Districts 4 & 7 with Supervisors Katy Tang & Norman Yee
Saturday, May 11, 2013 (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
Districts 5 & 6 with Supervisors London Breed & Jane Kim
Monday, May 13, 2013 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street
Districts 2 & 3 with Supervisors Mark Farrell & David Chiu
Saturday, May 18, 2013 (10 – 11:30 a.m.)