Exploring San Francisco’s Budget Plans for Fiscal Years 2023-24 and 2024-25

The budget for San Francisco for the fiscal years 2023-24 and 2024-25 is not yet finalized, but I can provide some information based on available documents and sources.

According to the City budget for fiscal years 2023-24 and 2024-25, the Mayor’s Budget Instructions for FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25 were issued on December 16, 2022.

Departments were required to submit their proposed budgets by March 1, 2023. The Mayor’s proposed budget for the next two fiscal years is expected to be released by June 1, 2023, and subsequently amended and approved by the Board of Supervisors by July 31, 2023.

The final legislation for the City department on revenue and spending, known as the Annual Appropriation Ordinance, is expected to be signed by the Mayor by August 15, 2023.

You can find the budget process documents for FY 2023-24 and FY 2024-25 here. The department budget submissions can be found [here]. For budget information by department, please refer to [here].

According to a news article, the Mayor’s latest proposal for the previous fiscal years (2022-23 and 2023-24) included $13.95 billion for the 2022-23 fiscal year and $13.85 billion for 2023-24.

These figures were both approximately 5% higher than the approved budget total of $13.3 billion for the preceding year. The article also provided a breakdown of proposed spending by categories such as public health, homelessness, public safety, education, transportation, and others.

Based on a presentation by the San Francisco Department of Elections, the Department’s proposed expenditures were $23 million for 2023-24 and $26 million for 2024-25.

The presentation also explained the factors influencing the Department’s budget, including the number and type of elections, voter registration, ballot design and printing, voting equipment, polling places, vote-by-mail, outreach and education, and staffing.

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