What we do

The Contra Costa Budget Justice Coalition formed in early 2018, and continues to develop its plans.  As of spring 2018, our goals are to:

  1. Educate community organizations and residents about the County budget and process.

  2. Learn best practices from other counties that have undertaken similar efforts.

  3. Develop collaborative partnerships with the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator’s Office and various County departments.

  4. Build a process to facilitate constructive engagement throughout the 2018-2019 budget cycle.

  5. Continue growing the Coalition, ensuring representation from all regions of the County.

  6. Engage with a wide range of community organizations and residents to identify key values and priorities for the County budget.

  7. Identify potential strategies for increasing county revenue, including strategic partnerships, opportunities for innovation, and maximizing leverage of matching funds.

The Coalition meets every 4th Thursday of the month.  If you'd like to come to our next meeting, contact us.