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Occupy Forum presents… Participatory Budgeting: “Take Back Democracy – Occupy the Budget!”
Presentation and Q & A
with members of Community Democracy Project.
What would a city look like if the residents had a say in how the city’s budget was spent? How could this be implemented? What specific legal measures and institutional structures would be necessary to make this happen? How would this change a city and how we relate to each other?
Community Democracy Project is currently gathering signatures to amend Oakland’s City Charter in order to take back Oakland’sOne Billion dollar budget, put it into the hands of the community and out of the hands of the usual gatekeepers, politicians, and vested corporate interests. It’s a campaign to create real democracy through dialogue, community building, education, and most of all, by taking back ownership of our own tax dollars.
Core members of CDP will share insights, approaches, history and philosophy of participatory budgeting, and discuss this necessary transformation that can fundamentally transform our communities. CDP will explain why and how you should join this movement.
More information at communitydemocracyproject.org
“It’s not from lack of money that our cities are they way they are. It’s a lack of democracy.”
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