Government Transparency

Our systems have to be open to all

The reality of San Diego County’s budgetary situation differs greatly depending who you ask. A report by the Center on Policy Initiatives shows a budget reserve of almost $2 billion, a number that’s grown by over $1 billion during the recession.

In that same timeframe, the lives of the San Diego’s small business owners and residents have been growing increasingly difficult due to increased homelessness, rising rents and the inability of residents to pay for basic human needs. Business For Good members see the value that San Diego County can bring to individuals and families by making key public investments. These investments from the County put more money into the hands of our neighbors, increasing their disposable income, and driving more local business. This is why maximizing the existing County’s public good resources – and not asking to spend resources on new programs – is a key, fiscally responsible priority for member businesses.