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Organize to Reverse the Budget Cuts: A Community Roundtable Discussion
Date Thursday November 19
Time 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
6:30pm, Thursday, Nov 19th
Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd. (Near RC Caltrain)

Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorOpen Voice Forum
What:
A Community Roundtable Discussion:
Organize to Reverse the Budget Cuts in San Mateo and the Peninsula

Featuring the following guest speakers:
San Mateo Community College District faculty and staff
City of Palo Alto staff
Samtrans staff

When:
6:30pm, Thursday, Nov 19th No charge, donations accepted

Where:
Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City (Near RC Caltrain)

Why:
This year the Peninsula has experienced the following cuts to education and public services:
$6 Million in cuts to San Mateo Community Colleges - Classes and programs slashed!
54 Samtrans lines to be cut and fares to be raised by 25¢ in December
40 San Mateo city employees laid off in June 2009

Who:
Sponsored by the Open Voice Forum
OpenVoiceForum [at] gmail.com

http://openvoiceforum.blogspot.com

Facts About the Budget Cuts to Higher Education and Public Services

On the Peninsula
• $6 Million in cuts to San Mateo Community Colleges - Classes and programs slashed!
• 54 Samtrans lines to be cut and fares to be raised by 25¢ in December
• 40 San Mateo city employees laid off in June 2009

California Statewide
• $9 billion cut from education
• $1 billion cut from public transportation
• 230,000 state workers forced to take off three unpaid days per month until June 2010
BUT
• $21 billion tax cuts for corporations and the richest 1%
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 11th, 2009 1:00 PM
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