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CCC Responds to the Adopted Budget for City Fiscal Year 2017

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On June 14, 2016, the City Council voted to adopt an $82.1 billion budget for City Fiscal Year 2017. This budget includes a number of items that CCC advocated for:

  • Restoring funding for 26,000 middle school children to have summer camp this year
  • Expanding the summer youth employment program to 60,000 youth
  • Expanding after-school programs for 9,000 additional elementary school children
  • Increasing funding for emergency food programs
  • Dedicating $5 million to the Young Women’s Initiative
  • Restoring funding for mental health services for children under 5.

CCC’s Summary of Actions Taken by the City Council to Restore and/or Fund Services to Children and Families in City Fiscal Year 2017 provides the complete summary of actions taken by the City Council to restore and add resources for children.

We are grateful to the City Council for including services for children, youth and families at the top of their budget priorities. The budget agreement, which was reached after months of advocacy with and negotiation between the City Council and the Mayor earlier this month, includes a historic $100 million in new resources for youth services.

You can learn more about the City Budget priorities CCC has been advancing throughout these negotiations here, and also by reading our summary in response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget released in January 2016 as well as our summary of the Executive Budget released in April.

We would like to thank our Board, Advocacy Council and E-action network members for lending their voices to these important issues through calls, letters, emails, rallies, and meetings this budget season.

To stay informed about CCC’s research, community education and advocacy and learn more about how you can get involved, sign up to join CCC’s E-action Network!

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