Updated: May 15
Since we are in budget discussions I thought it important all should know the following from the Mayor’s proposed budget. It may spur questions for Councilmember Bry. Thank you.
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Summary of Proposed Cuts
Libraries closed Sunday/Monday, same for all 36 branches.
Rec Centers listed for hours reduction from 60 to 45 hours.
Required 4% cuts for all 9 city councilmember offices and city attorney.
No CPPS/ACCF funding allocated to city council offices.
Cut 13 code enforcement agents city-wide from Development Services (zoning investigator positions).
CIP budget shrinking 50% city-wide, from $711 million to $359 million.
Stormwater cuts ($4.9 million city-wide) include water quality monitoring and drainage channel clearance projects.
Arts funding cut by 50% - could impact COG grants from City's Arts & Culture Commission.
City-wide cuts in tree trimming ($1.9 million), weed abatement ($756,000), and graffiti abatement ($268,000).
No funding included for 2nd trash pickup during summer in Mission Beach. (FY2020 had $70,000 for this).
Police see 13% reduction ($1.8 million city-wide) in shift overtime. We could see less extended hours for Day Beach Teams.
Police reduction of $225,000 in recruitment efforts ($50,000 to recruitment team and $175,000 in marketing).
Police request for $170,000 unfunded for Department's dockless mobility enforcement program.
Swift Water Rescue Team reduction of $115,000 for out-of-state training, which impacts national certification.
Cutting $242,490 for the advanced lifeguard academy. This provides critical training to 15 Lifeguard 1s each year.
Reduction in Fire-Rescue overtime spending by adding regular fire personnel that can backfill. "Relief Pool" saves $500,000.
No money allocated for sidewalk repairs.
Mission Bay Improvements:
$7.9 million in Mission Bay Park Improvement funds for capital projects.
De Anza Revitalization Plan:
No funding allocated for "wildest" option to be studied as alternative in EIR.
Pacific Beach Pipeline South:
$500,000 funding allocated.
Mission Bay Golf Course:
$2,063,816 in CIP (includes clubhouse replacement; irrigation and electrical projects).
Economic Development Department:
$225,000 cut that affects fund assistance to BID's for special events. Could affect certain Discover PB events.
Budgeted $2.9 million for FY2021. This is new department created to handle city's new shared mobility plan (scooters, etc).
Golf Course Fund (within Parks and Recreation):
$100,000 for temporary trailer while Mission Bay Golf Course clubhouse is under construction (scheduled to begin September 2020).
Utilities Undergrounding Project:
$10 million funded city-wide.
*** More cuts will appear in the May 19 revision to absorb further shortfalls from recent event cancellations such as Comic Con, etc.
San Diego FY2020 Budget