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Participatory Budgeting Cycle Two is Done

10/7/14 — The latest incarnation of Participatory Budgeting for the City of Vallejo concluded with an election night party at the Filipino Center at the corner of Amador and Florida St. with food provided by Earl’s Bar-B-Que. The people have decided how to spend $2.4 million in taxpayer dollars. The voting turnout was light, however…


Participatory Budgeting VOTE begins Saturday!!

Ed. note: VIB welcomes all Participatory Budgeting related submissions, but does not endorse any specific project. By David Belef Please spread the word and vote for: 3 in 1 !  Bike lanes for Safety and Convenience              and Waterfront Promenade: Ramp to Mare Island Causeway   –Why should we vote…


Postpone the PB Vote

Dear Vallejo City Council : We all feel the suffering from the mixed damage across the city homes and businesses/churches from the weekend’s earthquake. The people of vallejo stand by their Mayor & Manager/Council at times of need to mobilize, coordinate and assist various gallant people who are bringing relief and safety. We all pray…


Not so sweet little Lies

By Marti Brown, past Vallejo City Councilmember 6/23/14   I just read Dennis Yen’s letter to the editor dated June 18 regarding Participatory Budgeting (PB) and all I could think of was that Fleetwood Mac song: “tell me lies, tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies, tell me, tell me lies….” It would be…


Primal Scream – A final appeal to the City Council on PB

By Ravi C. Shankar   Dear Mayor Davis, Vice-Mayor Sampayan,Council-members McConnel, Miessner, Malgapo, Ver-Aliga and Dew-Costa: I found last week’s discussion on the city budget and Measure-B & PB was perplexing for two reasons:  with a few exceptions, straight and factual answers were not aggressively demanded from the city manager; many contradictory and unrealistic/untruthful statements coming…

VIB News Attack

VIB News Attack

Vallejo City Council June 10, 2014 6/11/14 — Here is our podcast and contemplations on the permutations and variations of the machinations of that august (or not so much so) body known colloquially as Club-No-Life or Your Vallejo City Council. Anyhow, last night’s topics include: The Budget, Participatory Budgeting, Structural Deficits, LED Streetlights, a delayed…

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