SUPERVISOR WIENER SECURES FUNDING FOR KEY PRIORITIES, INCLUDING PARKS, NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS, SENIOR AND YOUTH PROGRAMS, AND ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAMS

Two year, $8.9 billion budget also includes funding for 8 police academy classes, for which Supervisor Wiener has advocated as part of his efforts to increase police staffing

 

San Francisco, CA– Today, the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors finalized the two-year $8.9 billion city budget for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 fiscal years. Supervisor Scott Wiener, a member of the Budget Committee, secured funding in the budget for several key priorities, including parks and greening efforts, neighborhood projects, senior and youth services, and art and culture programs. He also advocated for eight new police academy classes over the next two years. 

“I’m proud to support these key priorities around public safety, safety net services for our most vulnerable residents, and initiatives to make our neighborhoods greener and more livable,” said Supervisor Scott Wiener. “These investments will make our city a better place for all residents.” 

Supervisor Wiener sought and obtained funding for a number of key priorities, including:

Parks, Greening, and Neighborhood Safety:

  • Increasing Park Patrol staffing to protect our parks
  • The final piece of funding for construction of the Noe Valley Town Square (site of the Noe Valley Farmers Market)
  • Installing artificial turf at Walter Haas Dog Park in Diamond Heights
  • Expanding street tree planting
  • Funding the Pavement to Parks program to increase support for parklets and public plazas
  • Creating a pedestrian path on Corbett Slope
  • Funding capital improvements at the Randall Museum
  • Installing a long-overdue crosswalk on Diamond Heights Boulevard                      

Senior, Youth, and Safety Net Programs

  • Increased at-risk youth outreach in the Castro/Upper Market area
  • Programming for LGBT seniors experiencing dementia or isolation, per the recommendations of the LGBT Aging Task Force
  • Support for transgender residents
  • Nutrition support for low-income residents                                                                                                

Arts and Culture Programing

  • Increased programming investment at the GLBT History Museum
  • Support for youth theater programs

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