Budget Analysis Capital Improvement Program - San Diego, Ca

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History and Purpose San Diego is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. In 2006, the city's population was estimated to be 1,256,951. It is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest city in the United States, by population. It is the county seat of San Diego County and is the economic center of the San Diego–Carlsbad–San Marcos metropolitan area, the 17th-largest in the United States with a population of 2.9 million as of 2006, and the 21st-largest metropolitan area in the Americas when including Tijuana. San Diego County lies just north of the Mexican border—sharing a border with Tijuana—and lies south of Orange County. It is home to miles of beaches,…show more content…
The citizens felt that in time of financial crisis that this budget should be slashed dramatically to ensure that taxes would not rise and that a deficit would not incur. Looking at just the difference between the 2005 and 2006 CIP budget there was a decrease of $193.6 million. The cuts occurred in the Engineering and Capital Projects, Library, Metropolitan Wastewater, Police, Office of the CIO and Water Capital Imporvements. I feel that this was a tactical move on the part of the city government to conserve and payback the $2 billion deficit. To go further, there is even a special section in the proposed 2009 fiscal year budget on the table for approval. It states: “The total budget for Fiscal Year 2009 is $3.29 billion. This includes $1.19 billion for General Fund operations and $1.35 billion for operation of the City's Enterprise Fund activities. Another $574 million is budgeted for capital improvement projects across the City.” “Restoring the City's fiscal stability has been my top priority since becoming Mayor. The Fiscal Year 2009 Proposed Budget continues the City's progress toward that goal. In the coming year, I will once again dedicate additional funding to eight significant areas of concern that had been neglected or under-funded in the past. This budget: • Properly funds the
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