Think it's hard putting together your personal budget? Try doing it for the largest city in the Bay Area.
San Jose has put together a new website where residents can try to balance the city's budget for the upcoming year using a program called Balancing Act.
On the website, residents can see the city's revenue streams (such as property and sales taxes) alongside what the city spends on things like public safety, parks and housing. They then have to try to decide what spending they would eliminate to balance the budget.
Mayor Sam Liccardo said one of the issues the city faces when it comes to balancing the budget is that more residents live in the city than work there, reducing the taxes the city can bring in.
"We’re challenged here in San Jose because as a city with the worst jobs-to-housing balance of any major city in the country, we know we need more jobs in order to provide services," Liccardo said at a community event on Saturday. "On the other hand, there a lot of folks who are pretty fed up with growth, and we understand why they are."