$31.5 Million must be cut from the City’s budget. Police & Fire are 85% of the budget (excluding debt).Where should we cut to balance the budget? Even after drastic cuts, layoffs and furloughs, we still face a $31.5 million deficit for FY 2010-2011.How we solve it will shape arts & culture, recreation, senior and youth services and public safety for years to come. Hear the options from City Councilmembers and the City Administrator. Give your input at one of three Community Budget Forums: Wednesday, June 9 7-9 pm– Central OaklandGlenview Elementary School4215 La Cresta Avenue Monday, June 14 7-9 pm — East OaklandEastmont Substation2651 73rd Avenue Thursday, June 17 7-9 pm –North OaklandPeralta Elementary School460 63rd Street Please join us or send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.orgYour opinion is important! Follow Oakland Local budget coverage here.