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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oakland and the Stimulus Spending Bill

Want to weigh in on how the City of Oakland plans to spend its stimulus money?

Nancy Nadel, our city council woman, is holding a Town Hall meeting on March 25 that she is calling, "PRIORITIZING IN HARD TIMES: The Stimulus Package and other dollars: How can we prioritize spending?" The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in chambers of City Hall at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612.

According to the invitation: "You’re invited to join us to talk about whether money is coming, what staff and WOPAC are proposing for it and how that matches with your priorities for your neighborhood. The City is expecting some stimulus money, and some redevelopment dollars are also available for parts of District 3. Let’s talk about the needs of each respective neighborhood, how we get priorities on a list, and what we can realistically expect."

Participants wll include:
Deputy Director Mike Neary, CEDA,
Director Raul Godinez, Public Works Agency,
Planner Margot Prado, Planning/Zoning
Co-Chair Larry Rice, WOPAC,
Board President Sheri Kramer, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

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