The City of Oakland Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) invites you to a community meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6-8 pm about Participatory Budgeting (PB) and how it can work for Oakland’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Participatory Budgeting
is a different way to manage public money, and works to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.HCD is seeking input on how to incorporate PB to renew public participation by Oakland’s low- and moderate-income residents in the City of Oakland’s CDBG allocation process. In this community meeting, staff from the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)
, based in Oakland, will join us to provide an introductory presentation about PB and how it has worked in other cities. We will then explore how the PB process could work for Oakland and hear your input on what elements would make it a success. This workshop is especially for current District Board members, Oakland organizations receiving CDBG funds, and community groups that work with Oakland’s low-income residents.
Introductory Workshop on Participatory Budgeting in Oakland
City Hall, Hearing Room 3, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Please RSVP by filling out this form HERE by March 22nd.
You can also RSVP by contacting the City of Oakland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-238-3716.