Elk Grove To Conduct Community Budget Meetings

The City of Elk Grove will hold two community meetings to gather input on the city's fiscal year 2014 budget. Following a short ...


The City of Elk Grove will hold two community meetings to gather input on the city's fiscal year 2014 budget.

Following a short presentation on the city’s budget and service priorities, the floor will be open for a question and answer session. Each meeting will have the same format, agenda and information.

The meetings are planned for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road and Thursday, March 7 at the Wackford Community Complex, Poppy Room, 9014 Bruceville Road.

Input can also be submitted online at this link or by standard mail. Please mail feedback to:

BUDGET
c/o City Manager’s Office
City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

For more information about the upcoming town hall meetings, contact the City Manager’s Office at (916) 478-2201.

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Food Truck City said...

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making, and a type of participatory democracy, in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget. Participatory budgeting allows citizens to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects, and gives them the power to make real decisions about how money is spent.

Participatory budgeting generally involves several basic steps: 1) Community members identify spending priorities and select budget delegates 2) Budget delegates develop specific spending proposals, with help from experts 3) Community members vote on which proposals to fund 4) The city or institution implements the top proposals.

Source: Wikipedia

The City takes the input here but does not necessarily let itself be compelled to act on the public's advice.

The cynic in me will say that the big ticket items are already rolling along (MLS, Civic Center, SOI, economic incentives, etc.), but it is harder to hoodwink the public when they are sitting in front of you watching them!

Billy Bats said...

The budget workshops are nothing more than a dog and pony show.

Anonymous said...

Will the food trucks be there>

Anonymous said...

Of course the Food Trucks will be there, along with Mayor Davis and his flyers for the 2014 election and an ice cream cone for the kiddies.

Connie Conley said...

I am furios Davis/Detrick/Trigg appoved 10 readerboard signs at the cost of $270K.

Cut those eye sores and save the taxpayer money. We don't need a sign with a message scrolling telling us there is traffic on Laguna Blvd!

If you are reading message, you are already stuck!

Anonymous said...

Our city council is way out of control. They have no idea what objective and thoughtful citizens think. They are swayed by PMC and their vision to keep making money at OUR expense.

PMC tells staff what and how to present their agenda to the council.

Council listens and goes along with the program. - Citizens and our community at large get screwed.

Anonymous said...

Budget forums and food trucks... both great ideas! Yummmmo!

Anonymous said...

I wish that this meeting would do some good. But the last time we had one of these it was a waist of time.

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