Join the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates this weekend for a virtual Town Hall discussion on the City Budget! Everyone is welcome to attend who is interested in learning more about how the City of LA spends its money – and how to create influence regarding spending decisions in Los Angeles. Join your neighbors to talk about the changes you want to see in your area, and the issues that matter to you the most.
Your Budget Advocates virtual Town Hall is this Sunday June 28, 2020. It’s on Zoom, so you can join online or by telephone. The session begins at 4:00pm and will run about 1.5 hours. Free to attend – learn more, RSVP and get the link to join at http://tiny.cc/BudgetTownHallHarborWest
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to put your feelings into action!
ABOUT THESE BUDGET ADVOCATE TOWN HALLS
These virtual Town Halls are being held regionally, to give each part of the City an opportunity to discuss local ideas and priorities. You’ll join Budget Advocates and other folks representing your part 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.
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 and advocacy efforts now and during the coming fiscal year.
During the town hall, there will also be an election to choose your region’s Budget Advocates. (Elections are open to those who have been formally appointed as a Budget Representative for their Neighborhood Council.)
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 draws 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 meet throughout the year with every City department, in order to prepare these recommendations. They also host public Town Halls 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; sign up for their mailing list; and read this year’s White Paper on their website: http://NCBALA.com