The People’s Budget Sacramento is a community-led project to give the community control and voice in the budgets for the City and County of Sacramento. Our objective is to have a community budget proposal in time for the County’s September 2020 budget hearing and the City’s mid-year budget review.JOIN US
The People’s Budget Sacramento
The People’s Budget Sacramento was announced by Councilmember-Elect Katie Valenzuela and the organizers of Black Justice Sacramento on Juneteenth. This project is inspired by People’s Budget LA, an initiative led by Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and allies.
The foundational principle of the People’s Budget is simple: residents deserve more of a voice in how our money is spent, and budget spending should reflect community needs and priorities.
After weeks of protests following the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many other Black people at the hands of law enforcement, it is past time to talk about transferring resources away from law enforcement and toward activities that improve public safety and well-being. The City and County of Sacramento make it too difficult to understand where resources are spent, what outcomes that spending delivers, and how citizens can engage in decision-making on budget spending. A big part of this process will be to model for the City and County how to make this information more accessible and how to facilitate future processes that engage more of the community before decisions are made.
The People’s Budget Sacramento will cover both the City and County of Sacramento’s budget. The goal is to create a community budget proposal in time for the County’s September 2020 budget hearing and the City’s mid-year budget review. We have created this website to facilitate the process by making it easy to access information on budget spending, best practices and case studies from other cities, and voice your opinions on priorities for your community.The People’s Budget only works with YOU – join us today.