Tuesday, July 12, 2011

“The Budget Breakdown”

Citizen Training On The City’s Budget Process

Wednesday, July 13th, 6-8pm

Grace Episcopal Church

3700 Canal St.

Presented by the New Orleans Coalition for Open Governance

Pre-register by responding to this email or call (504)940-2207

Free and Open to the Public

This training, conducted by former New Orleans Commissioner of Criminal Justice, Bob Rhoden, is designed to help you understand the budget process and how you can have more influence on how your tax dollars are spent.

The City of New Orleans’ new budget process calls for public input on how your tax dollars are going to be spent across six result areas: Public Safety, Children & Families, Economic Development, Sustainable Communities, Open & Effective Government, and Innovation.
  • Did you know that 58% of the city’s budget goes to public safety? Are we spending the right amount of money on the right programs?

  • Does spending 3% on Children & Families, 2% on Economic Development, and 17% for Sustainable Communities make for a safer city?

  • Did you know that greater community input last year could have resulted in more money for Emergency Medical Services or a Spanish Interpreter for Municipal Court?

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