The 2017/2018 budget process has begun.  Be part of the process - be part of the solution!


Read CFR's Response to the 2017/2018 Mayor's Budget Message here.

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Mayor Liccardo has asked City staff in the Environmental Services Department to look into setting up a whole new department that will be dedicated to providing energy to residents, as a middle-man between residents and PG&E.  It's called Consumer Choice Aggregation, and this new department, or company if you will, is called San Jose Clean Energy.


CFR and some of our associates have concerns about the SJCE business plan.


City of San Jose website lists some of the benefits (and none of the risks) at:

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=5119


Final discussions will take place at the April 18th Council Meeting.  Send your comments to the Council, or attend and tell them what you think.  Staff will make a final recommendation at a May Council meeting, so watch the agendas.

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CFR strongly asserts that all future city tax ballot measures must include the following stipulations in order to enhance the city's ability to be fiscally responsible and accountable to its citizens:

Proposed Stipulations on New Taxes  

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Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility

Promoting financial sustainability in San Jose through common sense government 

Skeptical About How City Government Spends Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars? Concerned about sharp spikes in crime? Potholes costing you money?


It's time for the citizens of San Jose to take a closer look at how our City leaders spend the money we give them.

Join us in saving San Jose! 

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