Your City, Your Money - Who Decides?
GET INVOLVED IN THE CITY'S NEW BUDGETING PROCESS
"The Budget Breakdown"
Citizen Training On The City's New Budget Process
Wednesday, July 13th, 6-8pm
Grace Episcopal Church
3700 Canal St.
Conducted by Bob Rhoden, former Commissioner of Criminal Justice and Finance Department staffer
Presented by the
New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance
Free and Open to the Public
Pre-register by calling (504) 267-4665 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of New Orleans' new budget process calls for public input on how your tax dollars are going to be spent across six priority 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 programs that actually make us safer?
- Does spending 3% on Children & Families, 2% on Economic Development, and 17% for Sustainable Communities give us a better quality of life?
- Did you know that greater community input last year could have led to funding for violence prevention, emergency medical services or community engagement?
This training will help you understand the budget process and how you can influence the way your tax dollars are spent. This may sound like a dull or difficult topic, but this workshop will make the budget easy to understand - plus it's YOUR money at stake!