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Mayor’s proposed budget makes important investments but falls short

Mayor Gloria’s FY23 proposed budget contains no library cuts and includes increases for library materials, security, window washing, replacing outdated public computers, and the city match of private library donations. This budget is a step in the right direction but additional investments are needed to ensure the library can fully deliver the educational services San Diegans deserve. 

Please follow the links below to send a postcard or email, call your representative, or testify before Council and ask them to:

  • Convert employees in the popular Do Your Homework @ the Library program to positions with benefits. This highly popular and successful program makes a real impact on students, especially those in underserved communities. Tutors in this program currently are in part-time, unbenefitted positions which have led to a 40 percent attrition rate. We ask the Council to convert learning coordinators to benefitted positions.

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Key dates in the library’s budget approval

Release of Mayor’s May Revision to FY 2023 Proposed Budget
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

City Council final budget modification priority memoranda due to Office of the Independent Budget Analyst
Friday, May 272022

Release of Independent Budget Analyst’s final report on recommended City Council modifications
Wednesday, June 82022

City Council approval of FY 2023 Budget and any final budget modifications
Monday, June 132022

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