48 posts categorized "Budget"

05/31/2013

City Budget: Mayor Presents Proposed Balanced Budget

City Budget: Mayor Presents Proposed Balanced BudgetMayor Edwin M. Lee today presented his proposed two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 and 2014-15. The Mayor's proposal balances a two year budget that closes budget deficits of $124 million for FY 2013-14 and $256 million for FY 2014-15. The two-year budget is the result of a collaboration with elected officials, residents, departments, community organizations, and employees. 

"Because of our strategic investments in job creation and economic growth, San Francisco has been spared the deep budget deficits we have experienced over the last several years and we are now able to invest in our City and protect social services when people need them the most," said Mayor Lee. "This consensus driven, responsible budget reflects my commitment to innovate to solve our civic challenges, involve the public, and invest in our infrastructure and workforce. The hard work is not done, and we can expect that the State and Federal governments will continue to scale back their investment in cities. We must continue on the path of reform and fiscal responsibility to continue our economic recovery, guarantee public safety and essential social safety net programs and serve our residents. I look forward to working with the Board of Supervisors to deliver this final budget to the people of San Francisco." Read more.

04/29/2013

City Budget: Mayor's Online Budget Town Hall

Mayor's Online Budget Town HallJoin Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Mark Farrell, and Budget Director Kate Howard for a discussion about budget priorities and innovative ideas for cost-savings in San Francisco.

Questions about the City’s budget priorities and/or ideas for innovative cost-saving  can be sent via email to mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org and/or twitter via hashtag #SFBudget.

WATCH ONLINE ON:  Thursday, May 2nd, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

For more background on the Mayor’s Budget you can visit the Mayor’s Budget Website and the City’s new spending transparency portal.

04/15/2013

City Budget: Mayor and Supervisors Announce Budget Townhalls

Townhall_budget041513Mayor 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.” Read more.

03/13/2013

Solar Energy: Mayor Announces Full Funding for GoSolarSF Program

GoSolarSF_031313Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will receive an additional $2 million in funding for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The additional allocation will increase the total funds available for GoSolarSF financial incentives starting July 1, 2013 to $4 million. GoSolarSF funds will be available for all incentive categories, which include residential, low-income residential, business and non-profit.

“GoSolarSF has shown a proven track-record of success and has created more than 100 jobs for San Franciscans while jump-starting our own local solar industry,” said Mayor Lee. “Today, our City is a leader in clean energy because we’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in part, by generating more and more of our energy locally from rooftop-installed solar arrays.”

GoSolarSF is a program run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) that provides incentives for San Francisco residents, businesses and non-profits to install solar panels on their property. Read more.

01/10/2013

City Budget: Mayor Releases Reserve Funds to Protect City Services

Reserve_funds_10jan13Mayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced a supplemental appropriation which includes the release of $7.2 million to backfill State budget reductions and to protect the City's social safety net for its most vulnerable residents, including children and seniors. 

"Even in a challenging economic environment, we have balanced our budget, made tough decisions and, most importantly, planned for the future," said Mayor Lee. "We are now in a position to protect critical City services and programs and offset cuts from the State to some of our most vulnerable residents. However, it is critical that we judiciously maintain and spend our reserves, especially with the threat of more than $40 million in Federal sequestration cuts looming." Read more.