The City Council has just begun its hearings on the mayor’s proposed 2012 city budget. As the final arbiters on the budget, this is one of the Council’s most important tasks. Community members can provide input at the Council budget meetings or by contacting their Council members.
At the bottom of this post please find a PDF that describes the process and the proposed 2012 budget in clear and simple terms (yes, it can be done!) that was prepared by the New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance.
The opportunity to have a voice in how the city spends our money is the essence of citizen participation, and I hope you will take just a few minutes to look this over and to take the opportunity to provide your input on what the priorities should be for our city in the year ahead.