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Budget 101: General Overview of San Diego City Budget


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Based on documents provided by the City of San Diego's Office of Independent Budget Analyst (IBA), the Community Budget Alliance has created a series of presentations to help lay persons understands the basics of city budget and how they might advocate for their causes. Budget 101 is a broad overview of the San Diego city's budget process. For more information please visit:

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Budget 101: General Overview of San Diego City Budget

  1. 1. Budget 101Contributing your vision to the spending that impacts our daily lives.
  2. 2. Why does the budget matter? • Armed with the right information you can win projects for your community! • Uninformed your neighborhood risks losing valuable resources.
  3. 3. Our City Budget
  4. 4. Where does the money come from?
  5. 5. Our City Expenses
  6. 6. Capital Improvement Program
  7. 7. Capital Improvement Program #1 #2 #3 #4• Asset owning • Mayor • Mayor • City Council department and divisions • City Council • City Council • Asset owning• City Council • Asset owning • Financial department and• Disability Services department and Management divisions• CIPRAC (Sr. Level CIP Officials) divisions Department • Public Works-• Community Residents • Financial Engineering & Capital Management Projects (E&CP) Department (FM) Department • Development • Development Services • Services Department Department • Comptroller’s Office Requires ongoing monitoring.
  8. 8. Key Dates for the FY 2014 Budget• February – Council adopts Budget Priorities Resolution & transmits to the Mayor• Feb/March - COO/Mayor/CFO Develop annual budget working with City Departments• April – Mayor releases proposed annual budget• April /May - Council holds public hearings and Committee meetings to deliberate the budget• June – Mayor/Council final decisions, budget adoption, &veto periods if necessary• July – New Fiscal Year begins & budget takes effect!
  9. 9. How Do I Make My Project a Priority? Petition Continue Nail Down Get on theIdentify Priority List for to Implementation Funding Advocate (Timeline)
  10. 10. Add Your Voice to the Budget…advocate for services & projects • Give input to the Community Planning Groups. • Contact your Councilmembers & the Mayor • Visit, email, call, Facebook/Tweet, etc. • Attend budget hearings. • Consider joining the Community Budget Alliance through your local non-profit.
  11. 11. We Are Here to Support You