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The Community Budget Alliance is a coalition of local organizations and community members who believe the City budget should be a people’s budget. 

We are standing up for equitable public investment that will increase community wealth, health and justice for all, especially for communities of color. We believe that the city can and must simultaneously provide vital services and programs, invest in high quality infrastructure and use public dollars to support good jobs. By building power locally, we can strengthen our cities and determine our futures. #WeMakeThisCity

9/23/2020 MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Thank you to everyone who joined our CBA Mayoral Forum on Wednesday, Sept 23. The recording is now available. 

Help us keep the future mayor of San Diego accountable by sharing YOUR priorities for the city with us. Your feedback will help us draft our coalition’s budget demands for FY21-22 to ensure that the next City of San Diego budget is a People’s Budget

CBA CORE ISSUE AREAS

TENANTS' RIGHTS

Housing is a human right, not a commodity to be bought and sold for profit. Every individual and family in San Diego should have access to stable housing that is healthy, safe, and affordable.

REimaginiNG PUBLIC SAFETY

Public safety is secure housing, good jobs, healthcare, not racist policing. The City must divest from harmful and racist systems and invest in community programs, services, and infrastructure.

WORKERS' JUSTICE

The City of San Diego should be a place where all working people, including city workers, are valued, and where institutions can be trusted to have workers' best interests at heart.

DEMOCRATIZING POWER

The City must actively work to ensure that every San Diegan understands the city budget and government system and can access the city processes that directly impact their lives.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

San Diego should be a city where everyone can enjoy an environment free of toxic waste, with clean air, and access to energy-efficient and diverse mobility options.

COALITION PARTNERS

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