Mayor Liccardo's June Budget Message
The Mayor recommends a series of critical one-time investments in programs that build on his commitment to expand opportunity for many who struggle with the rising cost of living, including free summer learning youth programs, pre-apprenticeships construction trades programs for young adults, street-cleaning jobs for homeless residents, and child care for working parents.
He also advocates for substantial investments in public safety, including the return of “foot patrols” to restore “community policing” in some high-crime neighborhoods. The Budget Message also makes new investments to counter sexual assault, to prevent crime through community engagement, and traffic safety infrastructure. Finally, the Mayor calls for an “equity screen” to focus scarce resources for such services as blight eradication, pedestrian safety, parks rehabilitation, and crime prevention initiatives on the City’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
“With this budget, we deepen our commitment to programs that expand opportunity and confront inequities in our City,” said Mayor Liccardo. “In struggling neighborhoods, we will double down on investments in educational programs for our youth, public safety, combatting blight, and child care for working parents.”
The following are some of the investments proposed in this year’s budget:
Education & Opportunity
Housing and Homelessness
Blight and Beautification Efforts
Community Building & Empowerment
You can find more details on the City’s FY 2019-2020 budget proposal by viewing the City Manager’s Proposed Operating Budget and the Mayor’s June Budget Message recommendations.
The City Council will hold a final public hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed Operating Budget and the Mayor’s June Budget Message recommendations on the evening of Monday, June 10, and then vote on those measures at its June 11 meeting.
See Budget Documents and Messages from Previous Years