Oakland, participate in a Budget Town Hall!

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Oakland is currently in the process of determining the City’s 2- year budget. This process will have an enormous impact on our City for the next 2 years and beyond.

We urge the passage of a municipal budget that prioritizes solutions to our housing and homelessness crisis, maintains vital city services, protects low-wage workers, reimagines public safety in ways that actually keep us safe, provides resources for Oakland’s rich artistic and cultural assets and communities, and meets the needs of all Oaklanders so everyone can thrive.  

As a member of the People’s Budget Coalition, EBHO is working hard to demystify the budget process and empower Oaklanders to weigh in on how it spends our money. 

This month, the City is hosting a budget town hall in each district to solicit feedback, and we plan to turn out in force to advocate for affordable housing. Read on for event information, talking points, and an opportunity to sign up for more information. Additional questions about the City budget can be directed to Dolores Tejada, Director of Organizing (dolores@ebho.org).

Budget Town Hall Details

The City is hosting budget town halls across each district to hear from Oaklanders about what we prioritize. Meetings are open to all members of the community, regardless of their council district of residency.

  • District 1: Monday, May 22, 6 – 7:30 PM, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4025 Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • District 2: Saturday, May 20, 10 AM – 12 PM, Lincoln Square Recreation Center, 250 10th St.
  • District 3: Friday, May 19, 5 – 7 PM, Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, 408 W MacArthur Blvd
  • District 4: Wednesday, May 17, 6 – 8 PM, D. Monaghans On the Hill, 2820 Mountain Blvd
  • District 5: Monday, June 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, 3301 E 12th St Suite 201
  • District 6: Thursday, May 18, 6 – 7:30 PM,  St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2245 82nd Ave
  • District 7: Wednesday, May 17, 6 – 8 PM, Oakland Zoo’s Zimmer Auditorium, 9777 Golf Links Road

Use your voice! EBHO has put together a quick guide of Affordable Housing Budget talking points that cover budget priorities related to the production and preservation of affordable housing.