San Francisco’s Budget: How It Works and What You Need to Know

San Francisco city skyline. Photo courtesy of Michael Victor / The 415 Guy

How San Francisco’s Budget Works

Timeline

Budgeting Process

Total Budget vs. General Fund — Alike, but not the Same

Mayor Breed’s Proposed Budget for FY 2020–2021 and 2021–2022

How We Closed the Budget Deficit

Major Investments and Focus of this Budget

Redirecting Funding to the African American Community and Prioritizing Equity

  • $15 million in one-time funding for the San Francisco Unified School District to support San Francisco’s public school students most disparately impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting school closures.
  • $12.5 million to extend stipend programs for SFUSD teachers in high turnover schools and for educators in the City’s early care and education system.
  • $5.5 million over the two years to extend the Opportunities for All (OFA) pilot, a youth internship program initiated in last year’s budget.
  • $4 million over two years to be distributed by the Office of Racial Equity within the Human Rights Commission, to maintain and prioritize ongoing community involvement and responsive programming.

Homelessness and Mental Health

COVID-19 Ongoing Response and Recovery

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch Mayor Breed’s budget announcement speech.

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