The second Capital Budget Deliberative Forum will be held on Monday, June 22nd at the South Side Market House as part of the City’s Capital Budget development process (the first was held on June 3rd in Greenfield). Unlike previous years when these meetings were held in the fall after the budget was already drafted and had been presented to City Council and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, this meeting will give residents a real opportunity to provide their input when it counts.
Residents will have the chance to let the City know of specific capital work in their neighborhoods that they would like to see done in 2016. The forum is open to every resident of Pittsburgh and high resident participation is crucial to making this format a success, so please share this with your friends, neighbors and community-based groups to ensure equal participation citywide.
The session will include:
- A brief overview of the budgeting process.
- Small-group discussions of budget priorities and resident’s 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.
All participants are asked to commit to the entire 2.5 hours of the forum. Refreshments will be provided. To ensure that enough refreshments are ordered for everyone, they ask that residents preregister at: 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).
You can download a flier for the event here. Come out and help develop the City’s 2016 Capital Budget!
Mayor Peduto’s Deliberative Community Budget Forums were developed in consultation with:
Capital Budget Deliberative Forum
When: Monday, June 22, 6:00-8:30 PM
Where: South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203