Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19 budget update

  • Council budget discussion, continued, May 19.   The City Council will be meeting May 19 at 12:30 pm in Room 502 (with the meeting televised on Channel 13 and via live stream and shown in another room in the JAWB).   More information is in this meeting notice (PDF).
  • "Chairman Kwame Brown meet the poor" video from the May 18 Reality Tour in the Wilson Building.

  • SOS Action Planning Meeting, May 19 at 6:30 pm.   SOS is planning one more action to do in the week before the first budget vote on May 25.   The additional action is needed to maintain the pressure on the City Council while it debates which services will get how much in funding restorations.   The meeting is being held at Bread for the City (1525 7th St NW).
  • DCFPI discusses revenue projections coming out in June in DC’s Next Revenue Forecast: DC’s Number One Priority Should be Restoring Cuts to Critical Services.
  • DC for Democracy's Budget Choices, Budget Voices: DC covers a range of budget actions and information, including pictures from the May 18 Ward 7 action.
  • The Coalition to Protect DC Homeless Services – an ad hoc coalition of community members, services providers, advocates, and the business community – has launched The 1500.   The 1500 is a web portal for action to demand the City Council fund homeless services in FY 2012.

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