Welcome! How much of our money should go to each city department every year? Click a department name to see a description of its function.
Note: This survey reflects the budget’s general funds. A true People’s Budget, as proposed by the Community Democracy Project, would include community control of the entire budget. Read more at Behind the People’s Budget Survey.
Context: 2021 Oakland Budget
Source Data: City of Oakland’s Open Data Platform.
About the Survey
This survey is hosted by Cooperative 4 the Community, an Oakland-based group committed to community empowerment. We understand budgets as moral documents that should reflect the values and priorities of those impacted by the funding decisions. The format is based on the Community Democracy Project’s budget assembly workshop.
All responses are anonymous. After you submit the survey you can see the “People’s Budget” which is the average budget from all participants. Only you can see your own individual results.
You can see the People’s Budget results here. We invite all members of the Oakland community to take the survey and share it with their friends.