(SAN DIEGO) On the heels of the announcement that the City of San Diego is facing a $200 million deficit in the coming year, Councilmember Carl DeMaio launched a series of Town Hall discussions to engage the public in a search for solutions to the city’s financial problems.
“If we are to hold city government accountable for implementing tough financial reforms, we have to engage the public in a complete way so they understand how big the city’s financial problems are,” said DeMaio in explaining the need for the Town Halls.
The briefings provide the public with a more extensive look at the various financial liabilities facing the city, and expanding on the official Financial Outlook released by the city. Topics will include the anticipated budget deficit, the pension debt, retiree healthcare liabilities, infrastructure funding shortfalls, and unsustainable labor costs.
More importantly, the Town Halls give the public a chance to discuss their ideas and provide input on solutions to restore the city’s financial health.
The first two Town Halls of the series attracted over 200 residents. The next stop on this fiscal reform tour will be on December 3rd at the Mira Mesa Senior Center, 8460 Mira Mesa Blvd. The event will begin at 6 P.M.