Save PB Vallejo and fund it for the duration of Measure B as unanimously recommended by the 2013 Vallejo City Council.
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Allocate $1,516,600 to PB Vallejo Cycle #3 for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 as unanimously recommended by the City Council in June 2013.
On June 25, 2013, the Vallejo City Council unanimously recommended to future city councils to allocate a portion of Measure B monies (1% sales tax) to Participatory Budgeting every year until Measure B expires in 2022.
Specifically, the 2013 City Council recommended the following allocations for PB per Fiscal Year starting with 2014/2015 until 2022: $1,516,600; $1,584,864; $1,657,899; $1,732,815; $1,810,727; $1,891,756; $1,976,027; and $1,547,751.
On April 22, 2014, the City Manager recommended to the City Council to "skip a year" of PB and not allocate any monies to PB in Fiscal Year 2014/2015. In addition, he recommended continuing PB in Fiscal Year 2015/2016 BUT reducing the total allocation for PB projects to $1 million each fiscal year until Measure B (1% sales tax) expires in 2022.
ALL VALLEJO CITIZENS ARE ASKING IS FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO HONOR THE 2013 RECOMMENDATION OF THE THEN-SEATED COUNCIL.
In April 2012, the Vallejo City Council authorized the first city-wide Participatory Budgeting process in North America. Since then, the City has been a PB trailblazer recognized nationally for its pioneering efforts.
PB has moved the city from being known for its former bankruptcy to a city known for cutting edge civic engagment and transforming the Democratic process.
"Skipping a year of PB" and further reducing its allocation will only lower community morale; exacerbate the already questionable trust between city staff, elected officials and the public; and ensure that the entire process loses momentum and ultimately fails.
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