Mark Your Calendar to Discuss the City’s 2020 Capital Budget at the Deliberative Democracy Forums

Let the City know how you want them to spend their money.

Every year, the City of Pittsburgh must create a capital budget for its funds. The question though, is how do you want them to spend the money. Projects that needs funds from the City like bike lanes, pedestrian infrastructure, or the City’s steps, needs to have city funds allocated to them. the City needs to allocate its “capital” for City Council approval in order to be placed on the City’s Capital Budget.

Use Your Voice During the Budgeting Process

Through a series of two community meetings, known as deliberative democracy forums, you can share your opinion about how the City should allocate its funds. These meetings, set up through the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs, are a way for residents to interact with the City’s staff and other residents to share and discuss how the capital budget is formed.

Having a robust turnout of bike/ped support at these forums has directly resulted in an increase of money being allocated every year for bike/ped projects, getting the Negley Ave. bike lanes put in, and other bike projects around the city.

Deliberative Forums:

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00-8:30 PM
Allegheny Center
Museum Lab at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 PM
South Side Flats
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
10 S. 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Forums are FREE and open to every resident of the City of Pittsburgh. Childcare and interpretive services are available when you register by June 9

Each Session Includes:

• 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
• Dinner and refreshments
• Childcare and Interpretive services are available for free through pre-registration by June 9
• A survey for all attendees to complete to add their ideas and opinions to the budgeting process

Please plan your evening to attend the entire 2.5 hours of the forum.

Register Here:

Know a lot about pierogies but want to know more about the City of Pittsburgh’s Capital Budget? Feel free to explore using the City’s new budget engagement tool ahead of time:

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