|Kyra R. Greene|
CPI is a research organization that also advocates in partnership with many other organizations, including more than 25 groups that make up the Community Budget Alliance.
CPI's work with the Community Budget Alliance is funded by The California Endowment's Building Healthy Community Initiative, a 10-year, $1 billion effort to change the way that health happens in 14 communities in California, including City Heights.
"The Community Budget Alliance focuses on promoting accessible and equitable governance in the San Diego region," wrote Jessica Cordova, CPI's communications specialist in an email. The Alliance is about four years old and includes both small and large faith-based, labor, environmental and community organizations.
For many of these organizations, the CBA is a strategic shift.
"This means not just asking for dollars for one specific place, but pushing the City to allocate adequate and equitable funding," wrote Kyra R. Greene, CPI's research and policy analyst in an email. "It allows us to avoid being pitted against one another."