This past week, Alliance San Diego’s Director of Human Rights, Christian Ramirez, travelled to Washington D.C. along with representatives of the Southern Border Communities...Read More
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As part of our commitment to community development, Alliance San Diego has been participating as a member of the Community Budget Alliance (CBA). As a member we have been an active...Read More
As part of our commitment to community development, Alliance San Diego has been participating as a member of the Community Budget Alliance (CBA). As a member we have been an active partner working with elected officials and city administrators to create an equitable budget that prioritizes community needs in those areas typically underfunded by the budget process. We have advocated for a more inclusive budget, greater transparency and accountability, as well as more funding for the infrastructure projects needed in our communities.
Most recently CBA has been advocating with the San Diego City Council to conduct more oversight of Civic San Diego, which is a city funded non-profit redevelopment agency responsible for allocating government subsidies for development projects within the city. Throughout the process of public input, CBA has proposed Civic San Diego to include a Community Benefits Agreement in its assessment of development projects. Such a policy would include binding agreements that address issues such as the living wage, local hiring, affordable housing, and amenities like parks, sidewalks, and retail food outlets. Through this process we will continue to advocate for communities that will be directly impacted by adequate allocation of resources.
To get more information on the Community Budget Alliance and what’s next please click here.
This past week, Alliance San Diego’s Director of Human Rights, Christian Ramirez, travelled to Washington D.C. along with representatives of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) to participate in critical dialogues with top-level Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The objective was to address concerns about the culture of violence and impunity for which CBP is known. Additionally, the visit aimed to strengthen mechanisms for transparency, accountability, and oversight, which the agency has agreed to implement through the testing of body-worn cameras on border agents.
The progress being made through dialogue and the testing of body-worn cameras on federal agents marks tremendous advances for the coalition and advocacy work powered by Alliance San Diego along with our partners in SBCC. Through this work, we are assuring that the voices of border residents are heard and respected.