Mayor Hickenlooper announces schedule for community budget meetings

Mayor Hickenlooper announces schedule for community budget meetings

Mayor John Hickenlooper today announced a series of six community meetings to solicit public input on the City’s 2010 budget plans. The meetings will happen this month in all corners of the City.
 
“This is a critical time for our City’s budget as the ongoing recession affects communities across the country,” Mayor Hickenlooper said. “We want to hear from citizens about their priorities for City services and programs. We encourage everyone to participate in one of the six public meetings or complete a survey online.”
 
The City has taken a number of steps already to cut costs and find efficiencies including: reducing the size of the City’s fleet; consolidating the City’s payroll function; reducing the number of positions hired; scheduling furlough days; reducing pay increases for City workers; and centralizing finance functions. The City must trim $70 million over the next 18 months to balance the budget.
 
Citizens who are unable to attend a public meeting will be able to review the City’s presentation and participate in a survey at www.denvergov.org after June 18. For additional information or to share your feedback, call 3-1-1 or send an e-mail to heather.barry@denvergov.org.
 
If you require special accommodations at one of the public meetings, please send a request to Heather Barry at least three business days before the meeting you wish to attend at 720-865-9103 or heather.barry@denvergov.org.
 
The community meetings are planned for:
 
Southwest Denver
Thursday, June 18
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Brentwood Methodist Church
1899 S. Irving St.
Denver, CO 80219
 
Northwest Denver
Tuesday, June 23
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Ashbury Event Center
3011 Vallejo St.
Denver, CO 80211
 
Downtown/Central Denver Meeting 
Wednesday, June 24
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80202
 
North/Central Denver
Wednesday, June 24
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Johnson & Wales University
7150 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
 
Northeast Denver
Thursday, June 25
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
4890 Argonne Way
Denver CO 80249
 
Southeast Denver
Tuesday, June 30
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Washington Park United Methodist Church
1955 E. Arizona Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
 
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Contact:
Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta
W. 720-865-9016
 

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