On Saturday, you can (indirectly) vote on the CA budget

After years of declining revenues and short-term budget gimmicks, California’s Legislature has some painful choices to make. What’s your best advice for your local representatives?

Oakland school board member Jody London and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner are co-hosting an interactive workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday at Claremont Middle School in Rockridge for parents, school staff, students and other interested community members. Skinner says she will take that information back to Sacramento.

From the event flier:

The California Budget Challenge, created by Next 10, is a hands-on activity that lets you decide how to balance the state budget. This interactive presentation allows you to choose how much to spend on schools, health services, prisons, the environment, and other state programs – and how to pay for them. Participants vote on policy options that affect the budget in real-time with instant response clickers. Give Assemblymember Skinner the budget feedback that she needs to take back to Sacramento.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Claremont Middle School
5750 College Ave, Oakland

For more information or to RSVP, call (510) 286-1400


Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.