Mayor Lee Proposes FY 2011-12 Balanced Budget
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today presented his proposed $6.83 billion balanced budget to the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2011-12, which closes a $306 million General Fund budget deficit.
Mayor Lee took office in January 2011 facing a $380 million General Fund budget deficit and began an inclusive, collaborative approach to solving the budget shortfall. The budget process included an unprecedented level of public input. Mayor Lee partnered with the Board of Supervisors to hold ten Budget Town Hall meetings throughout the City to solicit public input. In addition, Mayor Lee worked with leaders from community-based organizations in budget working sessions and conducted scores of meetings with members of the Board, City Commissioners, labor organizations, business leaders, neighborhood leaders, and advocates resulting in $28 million in changes to the budget before it was submitted to the Board of Supervisors. Read more.