Citizen engagement important to budget process
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will host budget town hall meetings in each of the three City Council districts during the month of September to give citizens another chance to provide input.
The first meeting will be on Sept. 9 at the Northeast Community Center. Two more meetings will following on Sept. 16 at the Corbin Senior Center and Sept. 17 at the Southside Senior and Community Center. All three will begin at 6 p.m.
“Extensive public engagement went into developing the Program Budget,” Condon said. “We are going back to the community to make sure the budget we have proposed is what they envision and to ask if they would suggest any changes.”
A copy of the entire Program Budget is available at MySpokaneBudget.org. Citizens can review it, make recommendations, adjust funding and send comments. A copy of the Capital Programs plan, a prioritized list of large equipment and project purchases, is also available. Comments can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.