press release

Alvarez on Mayor’s Proposed FY2018 Budget

May 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO (May 2, 2017) – Councilmember Alvarez has issued the following statement regarding the Mayor’s Proposed FY18 Budget which the City Council will begin reviewing on May 3, 2017:

“The Mayor’s proposed budget will cut $4 million from the San Diego Police Department’s recruitment and retention programs, zero-out our pension reserve fund, and slash library programs, tree trimming and Arts and Culture funding.”

“These cuts are unnecessary and short-sighted; there is a better way. We should cut the waste in this budget first before we cut core services. For example, by choosing not to schedule an unnecessary special election, we could save $5 million. We could save $6 million by demanding that City departments fill the positions they already have before adding new ones. And we could save up to $60 million by controlling the explosive growth in outside contracts over the last three years.”

David Alvarez with District 80 residents


Sign up to stay up to date on legislation news, events, volunteer opportunity, and town halls.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.