SF Budget Approved
SF City officials approved a $6.5 billion budget this week and closed the $483 million budget gap.
But I fear what repercussions the city with face next year. Unemployment has never been higher. Already, people seeking cash assistance has risen 75 percent just in the past few weeks and the demand for food stamps has increased 41% this past year - that's over 23,000 people in the city.
In the short term, I'm glad that the city has closed the budget gap (though it still needs Mayor Newsom's signature next week), but in the long-term, things are really going to be tough for us - for all of us.
Are politicians merely putting bandaids on our city's problems or do they really have the city's future at heart?