The last public hearing for the 2021-22 budget was on Tuesday, June 8th and the vote to approve the budget will be June 22nd. You can review the budget and background reports here.
The overall numbers are very similar to last year, but what is NEWS related to the budget is that this year we are looking at the specific resources and expenditures through an equity lens considering these two questions:
1. Does this benefit communities of color and/or low-income residents?
2. Does this burden communities of color and/or low-income residents?
Have you ever wondered how the City spends its money and where does it
come from? Here are some interesting breakdowns from the City’s 2020-21 budget as summarized in The Financial View.