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March 24, 2017
Department-by-Department Hearings with Council Begin Tuesday


Public link to budget proposal via OpenGov live on Monday

Beginning Tuesday, City officials will begin open hearings with members of the Governing Body to work through the City Manager’s Budget proposal, department-by-department, over three days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The hearings will be open to press and the public for observation, and the Manager’s proposed budget will be live for public review using the City’s transparency portal, OpenGov, on Monday. The hearings will also be livestreamed online and broadcast on SFGOV-TV, Comcast Ch. 28.

Beginning Tuesday with opening remarks from the Chairman of the Budget Committee, Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, and discussions from each bargaining unit within the city. That will be followed by a presentation of the Manager’s proposed budget for FY 2017-18, including a discussion of how OpenGov was used for the first time to prepare, review and submit budgets in a shared online environment to expedite the budget process, a review of current economic data and financial performance from the current fiscal year, and an update on the attrition and deficit goals set by last year’s budget.

That will be followed by a presentation on the results from the city’s first-ever Citizen Survey Results, part of the city’s effort to institute budgets that reflect citizen priorities and the first step in our strategic planning process.

The Department hearings will begin at approximately 1:30 PM Tuesday, beginning with the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and City Attorney. The complete hearing order can be found in the attached schedule.

The links for the livestreams are below and can also be located on the city’s web site.




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