All across this District, people are asking: What are we going to do about the economy?
San Francisco has been hit hard – we see undeveloped plots of land and empty storefronts. Friends and colleagues are unemployed and underemployed.
This year the Mayor’s Office is projecting an astounding $522 million dollar deficit. $522 million dollars represents about a third of our discretionary budget. It’s in the news almost every day — closures, taxes, layoffs, furloughs, mid year cuts. No doubt the City’s budget has been on everyone’s mind.
To recommend the required balanced budget, tough decisions await City Hall. Some of the services that could be affected include MUNI, Public Safety, Services for Children and Families, Recreation and Park Centers, Public Health, and Social Services among many, many others.
To solve this issue, we must look for creative solutions to cut unnecessary spending. We also need to find the nooks and crannies where we can actually increase revenue.
We’d like to hear directly from you. From your neighbors, your merchants, from all the people who make up District 8 on precisely what we should cut and what we could increase. That’s why we’ve put together a budget survey to reach out to the community to hear directly about your spending priorities, your budget saving solutions, and any revenue generating ideas you may have.
We plan to be at a different location every Saturday through the coming months. If you’re interested in helping out our field effort, please contact email@example.com.
This survey is critical to our campaign and I look forward to working with you as we reach out to our families, our neighbors, and our merchants.
Four ways to help:
- Take the survey online by clicking here.
- Download the survey and mail it back to us by clicking here.
- Send this URL to your friends: http://rebeccaprozan.com/survey
- Help us with our field efforts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all you are doing.
p.s. If you have a group of District 8 residents you think we should survey, we’d love to work with you on a house party.