San Francisco Spending Increases 5 Times While Population Declines Significantly | Tony Hall

Siyamak sits down with Tony Hall, a former supervisor from San Francisco. He will talk about why San Francisco has an annual budget of $15 billion—while still struggling to provide basic services—and what has made the city’s budget so expensive.
San Francisco Spending Increases 5 Times While Population Declines Significantly | Tony Hall
Siyamak Khorrami
12/30/2023
Updated:
3/29/2024

Siyamak sits down with Tony Hall, a former supervisor from San Francisco. He will talk about why San Francisco has an annual budget of $15 billion—while still struggling to provide basic services—and what has made the city’s budget so expensive.

“A third of downtown is empty. Businesses are closing, the revenue has gone down, but the budget keeps going up. It’s now almost $15 billion,” Mr. Hall said. “I'll tell you how it happens. It is from the usage of nonprofits. Nonprofits that are indiscriminate and answerable to nobody. That’s the real question that people should be concerned about.”

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Siyamak Khorrami has been the general manager and chief editor of the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times since 2017. He is also the host of the “California Insider” show, which showcases leaders and professionals across the state with inside information about trending topics and critical issues in California.
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