Make Oakland Better Now! and the East Bay Young Democrats Present: Make Oakland Work Better Now! Overhauling Oakland’s Budget

In the weeks and months ahead, our Mayor and City Council will be making critical budget decisions that will have a profound impact to Oakland citizens for years to come. Join us. Become informed. Make your voice heard.

Our guest speakers will include:

  • Courtney Ruby, City Auditor
  • John Russo, City Attorney
  • Ignacio de la Fuente, City Council Finance & Management Committee Chair

Items of discussion will include:

  • Establishing a Rainy Day Fund
  • Paying for pensions
  • Instituting a performance based budget
  • Reforming the budget process, more specifically how to pay for city services in a permanent financial crisis

When:              Sunday, February 20, 2011

Time:                2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:             Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore Avenue (directions)

Immediately following the presentations and discussions, Make Oakland Better Now! will have a brief business meeting, as required by MOBN!’s Articles of Association, then informal cocktails at Easy Lounge,  3255 Lakeshore Avenue.

Make Oakland Better Now!

OakTalk Here is the blog of Make Oakland Better Now!, an Oakland community grassroots group of a grass-roots group of voters, volunteers, and policy advocates committed to improving the City of Oakland by focusing on public safety, public works, and responsible budgets. Founded in 2003, we’ve researched, lobbied, and successfully campaigned for a number of new, impactful policies, including the city’s Rainy Day Fund, Measure Z and Operation Ceasefire.

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