In an effort to promote a more open and transparent process, I invite you to take part in a live webcast of budget forums that are being held across the state over the next few weeks. It is crucial that everyone be included in the discussions about our state’s budget.
You are invited to participate either in person or through the live webcasts. Please visit this website for more information: asmdc.org/issues/budget.
These budget forums have been designed for the public. You will learn how the state budget is constructed, and legislators will listen to what decisions ordinary Californians would have us make regarding the Governor’s budget proposals. This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to be engaged in the state budget process within our representative democratic framework. I hope you will join me in this endeavor.