Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly Kick-Off


The second cycle of participatory budgeting in District 9 has officially begun! 

Last year, our office launched the first participatory budgeting (PB) process in Southern California with $250,000 of discretionary funds. Over 2,500 members of our community voted in March to fund three winning projects, including public safety and parks upgrades and a digital marquee bringing important info from the city and school district to our community.  PB in the Ninth was covered extensively in local press, including by Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, Public CEO, and the Long Beach Post.

Starting October 10th, community members will once again brainstorm spending ideas at PB neighborhood assemblies. Volunteers will turn these ideas into full proposals, residents will vote on projects next May, and the winning projects will be implemented.

Join us at an upcoming Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly to share your ideas and get involved in shaping the future of our district.

Saturday, October 10th | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm **
Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave.
To RSVP to the first Neighborhood Assembly at Houghton Park on October 10th, click here or call our office at (562) 570-6137

Saturday, October 17th | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm **
CA Aquatic and Wellness Center, 6801 Long Beach Blvd.

Friday, November 6th | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm **
Church One, 700 E. 70th St.

**Food, child watch, and Spanish interpretation will be provided at these events.

Smaller neighborhood assemblies will take place on the following dates:

     - Saturday, Oct 17 @ 10 am-12 pm: Community Grace Brethren Church, 5885 Downey Ave.
     - Thursday, Oct 22 @ 10 am-12 pm: Uptown PBID, 5643 Atlantic Ave.
     - Monday, Oct 26 @ 6:30-8:30 pm: Sal's Gumbo Shack, 6148 Long Beach Blvd.

Here’s how to get involved:

ATTEND an upcoming assembly!  Bring a neighbor, and spread the word through Facebook, Twitter, and your email and phone networks! 

SERVE as facilitator for the small group discussions that take place at assemblies! If you are interested in joining the facilitation team, please fill out this online form. No experience necessary, training will be provided.

VOLUNTEER to make PB a success by helping us with outreach and the assemblies! To volunteer, fill out this sign-up form.

For more on PB in Long Beach, visit or  For more on PB around the country, visit


October 10, 2015 at 10am - 12pm
Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
United States
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Christian Cambridge ·
michelle Engelman Berns Darrell Patterson Kasia McDermott Floyd Hampton Livingston Danny Gamboa Juan Zermneo Kristin McGuire Linda Wilson Ben Castillo

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