Jobs with Justice and other members of the Budget Justice Coalition invite everyone seeking a City Budget that takes care of low-income San Franciscans to participate in our City’s budget process. We want to see a City Budget that secures the resources we need to tackle inequalities including increasing access to healthcare, housing, child care, and supporting all of our most disenfranchised communities.

Coming up there are some opportunities for community input into the Budget Process.

Budget Committee hearing date:
March 22: Budget priorities overview

Stay tuned for more:
April 5, 12, 19: Presentations of research on specific topics.

Partially in response to recent budget process reform recommendations made by the Budget Justice Coalition Supervisor Cohen has called for a more transparent and policy-oriented process, and announced a series of budget priority hearings to assess where City budget money is currently going, identify gaps, look at the most efficient allocation of any additional funds, including identifying specific programs, and debate and understand budget trade-offs. This calendar will be available soon.

The Budget Justice Coalition is a collaboration of over 40 community-based and labor organizations serving impoverished people working towards a City budget that prioritizes poor communities in San Francisco. As members of the Budget Justice Coalition, we believe that the City’s budget should increase resources to address the unmet needs of the City’s most vulnerable populations.