Make sure your voice is heard at the City’s Capital Budget Forums, June 8 and 14

What are your priorities for spending in the City?

Whether it’s a bike lane or a new playground, any “capital” project must go through the City’s Capital Budget. The Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs has set up what are called Deliberative Forums to help get resident feedback into what they’d like the City to prioritize and to capture new ideas.

Make sure your voice is heard!

The City of Pittsburgh is hosting two of these Deliberative Forums on the Capital Budget to provide a more robust way for residents to share ideas on 2018 budget priorities. At these forums, neighbors will have a chance to learn about the budget and add community voices to the budgeting process as they engage with each other, community leaders, and city officials. Forums are open to every resident of Pittsburgh. They’ve also started an online forum where you can submit your thoughts and ideas.

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Deliberative Forums:

Thursday, June 8 – Brookline
6:00-8:30 PM
Brookline Teen Outreach
520 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
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Wednesday, June 14 – Shadyside
6:00-8:30 PM
Third Presbyterian Church
5701 Fifth Avenue.Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Each session will include:

  • A brief overview of the budgeting process,
  • Small-group discussions of budget priorities and residents’ needs
  • An opportunity for residents to ask questions of an expert panel

At the end of each forum, residents will complete a survey-adding their ideas and opinions to the budgeting process.

The City asks that all participants commit to attending the entire 2.5 hours of the forum. Refreshments will be provided.

To make sure they order enough for everyone, please pre-register here: http://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/capitalbudget or call Community Affairs at 412-255-4773 (walk-in registration will be available on the day of the forum).

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