Mayor Quan and the Oakland City Council want your input!

Be a Part of the Conversation about the City of Oakland’s FY 2013-15 Proposed Policy Budget
Monday, May 20, 2013

Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Deanna J. Santana have proposed a balanced budget based on expected revenues and proposed expenditures. Before the City Council holds formal budget hearings to deliberate the budget, a series of Budget Town Hall Meetings, hosted in partnership with City Councilmembers, will be held to gather input from Oakland residents.

Final meeting:
Monday, May 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Frick Middle School, 2845 64th Avenue
Council District 6

To request interpretation services in languages other than English, please contact Silvia San Miguel, at least five days prior to the meeting date, at (510) 238-6448 or ssanmiguel@oaklandnet.com.

Visit oaklandnet.com <http://www2.oaklandnet.com/OAK040588>  for budget-related documents including the Administration’s priorities, the principles behind the budget proposal, a four-page Budget-in-Brief fact sheet and an eight-page Budget Backgrounder fact sheet.

For those unable to attend one of the community meetings, other engagement and feedback opportunities are:

●                           The City's newly launched open data platform, data.oaklandnet.com <http://data.oaklandnet.com/>  , to explore and visualize budget data

●                           A community-created visualization tool, openbudgetoakland.org <http://openbudgetoakland.org/> , to view data and interactive infographics

●                           Survey and community engagement opportunities at EngageOakland.com <http://engageoakland.com/

●                           Emailing suggestions and comments to budgetsuggestions@oaklandnet.com

Key upcoming legislative dates:
●                           May 23 -   City Council Budget Hearing #1
●                           June 13 - City Council Budget Hearing #2
●                           June 27 -  Final City Council Budget Hearing/Adoption