March 2013

City Budget Process

The budget process is the formal way that the City establishes its goals, program priorities, and service levels for the next two years, and identifies the funds needed to achieve them. Essentially, it is a process through which policies are made, programs are articulated, and resources are identified in order to put them into effect.

The City of Oakland is on a two-year budget cycle. Over the next three and a half months, the City will be working on developing the 2013-2015 budget.

Currently, the budget process goes like this: Read more »

Tipping Point on Props 30 and 32

ELECTION RESULTS: We won big!

Oakland Rising and our partners around the state were the margin of victory for both Prop 30 and Prop 32. Thanks for getting out and voting! Oakland Rising talked to 25,000 voters in Oakland this last fall, increasing voter turnout amongst supportive voters like you by 13% above the average County turnout. Read more »

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