San José, CA Budget and Community Growth Games 2012

Calling all San José, CA Residents!

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, The Innovation Games® Company and the City of San José, CA, will hold the City of San José Neighborhood Associations/Youth Commission 2012-2013 Budget Priority Setting Session in which hundreds of San José, CA, residents and community leaders will participate in a specially designed in-person serious game to identify budget priorities. Through collaboration and negotiation, these citizens will provide input on their priorities for the city’s Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Budget and identify how citizens and the city can work together to help their communities prosper and grow.

This community-based event is based on last year’s successful budget prioritization event, which provided the Mayor’s Office with actionable community information because the games discourage partisan rhetoric and produce real consensus. This second annual budget prioritization exercise promises to cover more ground, as many citizens will bring their experiences from the first event.




The City of San José, CA, is incredibly diverse, with more than 30 distinct neighborhoods. We encourage all residents to participate and have their voices heard. To sign up to participate, complete this form.

Note that participants will be chosen in collaboration with the city so that we can have as much balance from diverse neighborhoods as possible. Seating is limited. Overflow seating will be available in Council Chambers. Registration Closed. For more information, contact Ernest Guzman, City Managers’ Office.




Event Details
San José, CA 2012-2013 Budget Priority Setting Session

Where: City Hall, San José, CA; 200 East Santa Clara St, San José, CA,  95113, Wing 118-120 Committee Rooms
When: Jan. 21, 2012; 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
What: In-Person Budget Prioritization Exercises
Who: 100s of community leaders and San José, CA, residents. 30+ Innovation Games Trained Facilitators and Observers. 30+ city leaders and subject matter experts.

Download a map of city hall and parking & driving directions.

To arrange for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in this public meeting, please call 408.535.8253 (Voice) or 408.294.9337 (TTY) at least 72 hours before the meeting.


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