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Council + IBA call for important new library investments

Email or call your Councilmember to thank them

Dear Library Advocate,

Thanks to your advocacy efforts, we received good news yesterday that a majority of Councilmembers called for new library investments in the FY23 May revised city budget.

The Mayor's proposed budget included long-awaited investments in materials, technology, and maintenance that are a step in the right direction. However, LibrariesTransformSD advocates called for additional spending in the final budget to help the library deliver education programs.

Yesterday, the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA) released a report that shows a majority of Councilmembers recommended converting Do Your Homework @ the Library Tutor Learning Coordinators to benefitted positions. Additionally, a majority of members called to fully fund the design phase of the long-overdue new San Carlos Library project.

With this majority, the IBA recommended these investments be included in the final FY budget. Please take a few moments to help us thank the Council, encourage them to adopt the IBA's recommendations, and vote to include these additions at their final budget vote Monday. 

Take Action! How you can help:
  • Email or Call your representatives.
  • Attend the final Council vote on the FY23 budget on Monday, June 13 at Noon in person or virtually to thank the Council and encourage the final inclusion of additional library investments.

Thank you for helping us complete a successful budget approval cycle that will make our library system stronger and better able to serve the needs of every community. 


Patrick Stewart 

Library Foundation SD


Ann McDonald


Friends of the San Diego Public Library


Wendy Urushima-Conn


Board of Library Commissioners

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