Join the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates at City Hall on Saturday, June 29th for their annual Budget Day event! Everyone is welcome to attend who is interested in learning more about how the City spends its money – and how to create influence regarding spending decisions in Los Angeles.

Free with RSVP, and breakfast (and free parking if you need it) are both included with your registration! Sign up now at bit.ly/BudgetDay2019

Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 AM in the 3rd floor rotunda of City Hall in Downtown LA. After breakfast, everyone moves to the City Council Chambers to learn about the City’s plans, process, and timeline for the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget.

Following that general session, you’ll be invited to join smaller working groups for breakout sessions. Here, you’ll sit down with Budget Advocates and other folks representing your area of the City, to discuss your greatest concerns about issues that your neighborhood faces, and share suggestions for improving the quality of life in your community. In these sessions, you’ll also learn tips for how you and your community can use the City’s Budget process to better influence the financial decisions made by your elected officials. Your comments and priorities will be documented by the Budget Advocates, and incorporated into their City Budget evaluation process for the coming fiscal year.

After the breakout sessions, elections to fill vacancies on the Budget Advocates Committee will be held. (Elections are open to those who have been formally appointed as a Budget Representative for their Neighborhood Council.)

 

Schedule

The event schedule is as follows – you are welcome to join for as much or as little as you have time for:

7:30-8:30 AM: registration and breakfast (3rd floor rotunda)
8:30-10:00 AM: general session in City Council Chambers (3rd floor) featuring speakers/presentations
10:00 AM-12 noon: regional breakout sessions (which include elections for new Budget Advocates as needed)
12 noon-1:30 PM: special followup session for newly elected/continuing Budget Advocates, including Executive Committee elections and first kickoff meeting

 

Event flyer

Download the event flyer here

Questions

Want to learn more about this event or what the Budget Advocates do? Email their Executive Committee at LABudgetAdvocates@gmail.com

 

About the Budget Advocates

The Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates ensure that the needs and priorities of Los Angeles’ diverse communities are taken into account in the City’s annual budget. They are a Citywide alliance that draw their membership from LA’s network of 99 Neighborhood Councils. Budget Advocates are elected to represent their region of the City by the Budget Representatives who are appointed by each Neighborhood Council. Besides meeting monthly, the Budget Advocates produce an annual White Paper with their recommendations for LA’s budget for the coming fiscal year, which is presented to the Mayor. They also host Budget Day every¬† year at City Hall, to give every Angeleno the opportunity to be part of the financial decision making process in the City of Los Angeles. Learn more about their work and read this year’s White Paper on their website: http://NCBALA.com