Mayor to Sign City’s $3.2B Budget in Mira Mesa

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer with the city seal and flag in the background. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Mayor Kevin Faulconer is scheduled to sign into law on Wednesday the city of San Diego’s $3.2 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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The spending plan — which was unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday after the panel made a few tweaks — envisions spending 7 percent more money than the current fiscal year, thanks to improving revenue projections.

Faulconer has scheduled a signing ceremony in a Mira Mesa cul-de-sac that was recently repaved in order to highlight funding for 300 miles of road repair during the next 12 months. The mayor has promised to fix 1,000 miles of San Diego’s shoddy roadways over five years.

The budget will increase the operating hours at 36 recreation centers from 45 to 60, bring Saturday hours to 23 library branches, expand an after-school study program at libraries, restore an office to permit and coordinate local film production, and boost funding for arts and culture programs, among other things.

Council President Sherri Lightner and council members Chris Cate, Myrtle Cole and Mark Kersey are scheduled to attend the signing ceremony.

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