Mayor Bob Filner is set to release his first budget today and I’ll be writing plenty on his spending plans.

But before I begin poring over the mayor’s budget, I’d love your suggestions.

What do you hope the city will invest in this year? Which areas of the budget do you think merit extra scrutiny? Is there anything you’d be glad to see cut?

If you’ve got ideas, please leave a comment on this post or email me at

Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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