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As Chair of the City Council Budget Committee I’d like to invite you to Community Budget Workshops to help the City Council develop priorities for the 2015-6 budget. The Council will hold four meetings from May 6 to May 14, as listed below. All meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m.
Holding the meetings during the Spring will allow Councilmembers to take the information and encourage the Mayor to include it in the budget he proposes to the City Council in September.
Each meeting will have a dual focus. First, we’ll focus on the budgets of specific departments as listed below. In addition, you’ll also be able to tell Councilmembers whether your neighborhood has specific needs and priorities. City government will transition to having seven district Councilmembers in 2016, as seen in the recently completed official districts map.
After brief presentations of each department’s budget, constituents will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions with Councilmembers, and to list their priorities for the featured departments. The summaries of those priorities will be reported to those attending the Community Budget Workshops. Each meeting will have three Councilmembers in attendance.
If you have any questions, please contact my aide Newell Aldrich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in attending.
DATE/TIME: Tues., May 6, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Human Services/Housing/Economic Development
LOCATION: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, Multipurpose Room (Columbia City)
DATE/TIME: Wed., May 7, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Transportation/Land Use
LOCATION: Garfield Community Center, 23rd and Cherry, Multipurpose Room (Central District)
DATE/TIME: Thurs., May 8, 6p – 8p
LOCATION: University Heights Community Center, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209 (University District)
DATE/TIME: Wed., May 14, 6p – 8p
DEPARTMENTS: Public Safety/Civil Rights
LOCATION: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Room 111 (Delridge)