SAN DIEGO (June 5, 2017) – Councilmember Alvarez has issued the following statement regarding the San Diego City Council’s approval today of the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget:
“I am proud to join my colleagues to pass a balanced budget that fixes the deep flaws in the Mayor’s proposed budget.
The Mayor wanted to waste $5 million on an unnecessary special election, even while he proposed deep cuts to the San Diego Police Department.
The City Council made a different choice. We reversed the Mayor’s proposed cut to police overtime and added millions more to ensure that we have enough police officers on patrol. We restored funding for arts and culture programs, funded reserves and much needed homeless programs.”