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.