Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2 Ballot Announced in Vallejo

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The City recently announced the Participatory Budgeting Cycle 2 ballot and the vote will kick-off on the Waterfront Green on Saturday, September 27th at noon.

From September 25 to October 6, all Vallejo residents over the age of 16, including those living in the unincorporated areas, will have the opportunity to vote on how to spend $2.4 million to improve Vallejo.

Featuring 25 project proposals, the ballots composition addresses at-risk populations, economic development, arts and community, transportation, safety, parks and recreation, natural and historical resources, education, and workforce development.

The project proposals are the outcome of an 8-month process that engaged hundreds of Vallejo residents. In February and March, Vallejo residents and stakeholders proposed 645 ideas through an online process, as well as at 10 Budget Assemblies. More than 100 volunteer Budget Delegates started researching, evaluating and screening ideas in April, culminating in the submission of their final project proposals on September 3.

Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about projects and vote at the following locations: Waterfront Green Under the Tent Saturday, September 27, 12:00 to 4pm; Solano Middle School Gym. 1025 Corcoran Avenue, Tuesday, September 30th, 6pm to 9pm; Hogan Middle School Gym, 850 Rosewood Avenue, Thursday, October 2nd, 6pm to 9pm; Norman King Community Center, 545 Magazine Street, Sunday, October 5th 12pm to 3pm; and, Vallejo City Hall, 555 Santa Clara Street, everyday beginning Monday, September 29th to Monday, October 6th from 12pm to 7pm.

In addition, satellite-voting locations will offer residents a chance to vote at supermarkets, places of worship, and community centers throughout Vallejo.

Volunteer Poll Workers and Outreach Street Team Members are needed as the Vote approaches. Interested individuals and organizations can register to volunteer as Cycle 2 poll workers or join the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Network by visiting http://bit.ly/1tfD5P2/

For further information, contact Alyssa Alford, Administrative Analyst I at 707.648.4577.

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