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The County Budget: Its impact on you and your community

December 5, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Dinner served 6:00PM – 8:00PM

First Presbyterian Church
1965 Colfax Street, Concord

The workshop is free and open to the public and interested organizations. Food will be served. Childcare and Spanish translation services provided


  • Supervisor Candace Andersen
  • Dan Geiger, Budget Justice Coalition Coordinator
  • Lavonna Martin, Director of Health, Housing and Homeless Services
  • Kristen Lackey, Affordable Housing Program Manager, Department of Conservation and Development
  • Nikki Beasely, Executive Director, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services (moderator)


Ever wonder how the Contra Costa County budget is developed? Where the funding comes from? What it can be spent on? How budget decisions are made? This workshop will explore how those decisions impact the community and the issues that you care about. We’ll also take a closer look at funding for services for the homeless and how affordable housing gets developed and funded.


The Contra Costa Budget Justice Coalition seeks to educate community organizations, residents and County representatives about the County’s budget process and components, create structured dialogue and engagement with key decision makers, and advocate for budget priorities that address inequities and reflect the needs of the underserved.

Coalition members include: AFSCME Local 57, APEN, Choice in Aging, Community Clinics Consortium, Contra Costa Labor Council, Contra Costa Office of Education, EBASE, Ensuring Opportunity, First 5 Contra Costa/Family Economic Security Partnership (FESP), Greater Richmond Interfaith Program, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Human Services Alliance of Contra Costa, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Meals on Wheels Senior Outreach, Multi-Faith Action Coalition, Planned Parenthood of Northern California, Racial Justice Coalition, Richmond Community Foundation, Rubicon Programs.

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