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Budget hearing held to discuss $19 million increase for San Diego Police

Budget hearing held to discuss $19 million increase for San Diego Police CPI Researcher and Policy Advocate, Keara Piña, is quoted in ABC 10’s coverage of the May 7th police budget hearing:  This year, instead of adding to an already bloated...

City Budget Analyst Says New Taxes, Fees Needed To End Chronic Deficits

City Budget Analyst Says New Taxes, Fees Needed To End Chronic Deficits Community Budget Alliance member, Cris Sotomayor, is quoted in this KPBS article about the need for new revenue sources: While the police budget perpetually increases...

San Diego community and youth leaders sound off on mayor’s proposed budget over increased police funding

San Diego community and youth leaders sound off on mayor’s proposed budget over increased police funding CPI’s Researcher and Policy Advocate, Keara Piña, and Organizer, jean-huy Tran, tell CBS 8 that funds allocated to the police in the...

City leaders begin talks on Mayor Gloria’s budget, $19 million increase for SDPD

City leaders begin talks on Mayor Gloria's budget, $19 million increase for SDPD CPI Researcher and Policy Advocate, Keara Piña, tells ABC 10 News that the police budget should be reallocated to other programs:  "Instead of doing homeless outreach...

Why Is San Diego’s Mayor Adding $19M To The Police Budget?

Why Is San Diego’s Mayor Adding $19M To The Police Budget? CPI Executive Director Kyra R. Greene tells KPBS ways we can reimagine public safety: There's been a study of what's happening in the police budget, and there are clearly places where we can...

One Councilman Wants to Trash the People’s Ordinance

One Councilman Wants to Trash the People’s Ordinance CPI Executive Director Kyra R. Greene is quoted in this Voice of San Diego article in support of repealing the People’s Ordinance: “The trash ordinance (…) is a prime example of providing a...

A Year After ‘Defund’ Demands, San Diego May Hike Police Spending Again

A Year After ‘Defund’ Demands, San Diego May Hike Police Spending Again The Community Budget Alliance’s push to redefine public safety is mentioned in this Voice of San Diego article about Mayor Todd Gloria’s proposed FY22 proposed...

Tech Is Rising and Tourism Is Tanking, But San Diego Still Banks on the Latter

Tech Is Rising and Tourism Is Tanking, But San Diego Still Banks on the Latter CPI Executive Director Kyra R. Greene is quoted in this Voice of San Diego article about the impact of the pandemic on San Diego’s economy: “There are...

San Diego reviving controversial proposal to regulate pushcart street vendors

San Diego reviving controversial proposal to regulate pushcart street vendors CPI’s Raise Up coalition organizer and leadership development coordinator, Ana Laura Martínez, is quoted in this Los Angeles Times article about the City of San...

Where COVID-19 Isn’t in San Diego County

Where COVID-19 Isn't in San Diego County Our Executive Director Kyra R. Greene talked to NBC 7 about why we need to pay people not to work in order to ensure we are all safe: “So many of the jobs in San Diego that are low-wage jobs are jobs that...