Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar and Supervisors: Don’t take away our evening budget hearing

Our county budget should reflect San Diego’s values and the future we want to create for future generations. All San Diegans have a democratic right to participate in the budget process and our Board of Supervisors has an obligation to be transparent and accountable to us. The Board has the obligation to support and welcome our participation but instead they are shutting us out. 

Sign this petition to tell Chairwoman Kristen Gaspar and the Board of Supervisors we won't let you shut us out…again; San Diegans want an evening budget hearing.

 



Who's signing

Joanne Mell
Michael Riber
Gary Graves
Lu Robbins
William Doerrer
Ines Kraft
Jessica Guttenberg
Ferne Gold
Ferne Gold
Lowell Waxman
Elaine Galinson
Jordan Palcisko
Nicole Wells
Mike and Sally Finley and Shapiro
Penny Foreman
Jose Sanchez
Emily Baker
Frances Brown
Theresa Brandt-Guerra
Kathleen Rooney
Laura Gordon
Susan Lewallen
Anne Elliott
Pamela Adler
Michelle Stavros
Joan Reese

BACKGROUND

For a short while, the County Board of Supervisors was moving in the right direction. In response to calls from the Invest in San Diego Families coalition, Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar and the County Board of Supervisors  held evening budget hearings in 2016 and 2017. In the past, the Board only held daytime hearings that were attended by a handful of residents who had free time or flexibility to take time away from work, school or caring for children.

Over the past two years, the evening budget hearing was an opportunity for working families, young people, and community groups to participate in our county’s budgeting process. Over 1,300 San Diegans attended one or both of the evening budget hearings. Hundreds of San Diegans testified – sharing their views and aspirations on what San Diego’s families need to thrive. Many of the Supervisors commented on how important it was to hear from more San Diegans about budget priorities. 

This past December, Supervisor Cox asked the board to schedule an evening budget hearing for the 2018 budget process. He got crickets, with no other Supervisor seconding his motion, and essentially quashing the evening budget hearing. 

Supervisors are elected and accountable to us, the people of San Diego County. How do you think they decide how to prioritize our county’s resources when we don’t have a chance to join the conversation? 

Chairwoman Gaspar, Supervisor Jacob, Supervisor Roberts, Supervisor Horn, and Supervisor Cox, San Diegans want an evening budget hearing. 

 

Will you sign?


  • Joanne Mell
    signed 2018-02-01 09:39:54 -0800
    Evening hours are a basic necessity to assure transparency in our county government.
  • Michael Riber
    signed 2018-02-01 09:32:00 -0800
    Michael A, Riber
  • Gary Graves
    signed 2018-02-01 09:27:59 -0800
  • Lu Robbins
    signed 2018-02-01 09:27:23 -0800
  • Amanda Le
    @aallz25 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-01 09:24:25 -0800
    Sign the petition: Stop the County from Ending the Night Budget Meeting http://sdpartners.nationbuilder.com/evening_budget_hearing?recruiter_id=718
  • William Doerrer
    signed 2018-02-01 09:23:48 -0800
  • Ines Kraft
    signed 2018-02-01 09:19:11 -0800
  • Jessica Guttenberg
    signed 2018-02-01 09:11:34 -0800
  • Ferne Gold
    signed 2018-02-01 09:09:49 -0800
  • Ferne Gold
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-01 09:09:32 -0800
    Sign the petition: Stop the County from Ending the Night Budget Meeting
  • Ferne Gold
    @FerneGold1 tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-01 09:09:28 -0800
    Sign the petition: Stop the County from Ending the Night Budget Meeting http://sdpartners.nationbuilder.com/evening_budget_hearing?recruiter_id=1843
  • Ferne Gold
    signed 2018-02-01 09:08:34 -0800
  • Lowell Waxman
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-01 09:06:50 -0800
    Sign the petition: Stop the County from Ending the Night Budget Meeting
  • Lowell Waxman
    signed 2018-02-01 09:06:13 -0800
  • Elaine Galinson
    signed 2018-02-01 09:01:53 -0800
  • Jordan Palcisko
    signed 2018-02-01 08:57:12 -0800
  • Nicole Wells
    signed 2018-02-01 08:50:07 -0800
  • Mike and Sally Finley and Shapiro
    signed 2018-02-01 08:49:28 -0800
  • Penny Foreman
    signed 2018-02-01 08:46:00 -0800
  • Jose Sanchez
    signed 2018-02-01 08:44:28 -0800
    Jose Sanchez
  • Emily Baker
    signed 2018-02-01 08:43:43 -0800
  • Frances Brown
    signed 2018-02-01 08:38:40 -0800
    Usa
  • Theresa Brandt-Guerra
    signed 2018-02-01 08:36:11 -0800
  • Kathleen Rooney
    signed 2018-02-01 08:31:34 -0800
  • Laura Gordon
    signed 2018-02-01 08:28:24 -0800
  • Susan Lewallen
    signed 2018-02-01 08:27:15 -0800
  • Anne Elliott
    signed 2018-02-01 08:26:01 -0800
  • Pamela Adler
    signed 2018-02-01 08:25:04 -0800
    Pamela Adler
  • Michelle Stavros
    signed 2018-02-01 08:21:32 -0800
  • Joan Reese
    signed 2018-02-01 08:21:32 -0800
    10886 Aviary Court

    San Diego

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