Mayor Faulconer signs new budget into law

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mayor Kevin Faulconer signed his $3.2 billion budget plan into law Wednesday morning.

The new plan, which would take effect on July 1 for the new fiscal year, was unanimously approved by the City Council earlier in the week and would see a 7 percent increase in spending compared to the current fiscal year.

The signing on Wednesday took place in a Mira Mesa cul-de-sac, which was part of the 300 miles of road to be repaired in the next 12 months. As part of the new budget, the mayor has planned to repair 1,000 miles of San Diego roads over the next 5 years.

Among other parts in the plan, the new budget will extend operating hours at area recreation centers, expand after-school programs at libraries, and restore an office for the purpose of permitting and coordinating film and television production in the city.

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