On May 6, the County Chief Administrative Officer released the proposed $7 billion San Diego County 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget. It contains some great proposals that would relieve our staffing crisis, provide better services for our community and invest in an equitable recovery from the pandemic.
We are still reviewing the 700-page proposed budget document, so some of these numbers are estimates, which we will update as we get more information. These investments will ensure the most vulnerable have greater access to programs and care, but we must advocate for more equity investments before the final budget is adopted on June 29. Then sign up to participate in Budget Equity Action Month events.
We need a budget that reflects our values, with an investment in equity, racial justice and recovery from the pandemic. We must organize now to make sure the County respects us, protects us and pays us.