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Voice your concerns: N.O. residents invited to speak on city budget priorities

City officials, NOPD, NOFD will be in attendance. City officials, NOPD, NOFD will be in attendance.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans residents will have a chance to give their input on budget priorities in a series of public meetings that begins July 13.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will host the meetings as the City begins its 2016 “budgeting for outcomes” process. Other city officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department  Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

“The goal of the budgeting for outcomes process is to produce a more resident-driven budget and ensure process improvement and accountability of our government performance. This national best practice is designed to enhance services and get a better return on investment of public dollars by encouraging City agencies to invest public resources based on the results residents and City leaders want to achieve,” according to a city news release.

Before each district meeting, city officials will also host a resource center from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. where residents can visit one-on-one with representatives from several city departments and agencies to address specific complaints and concerns. 

Residents who cannot attend the meetings are invited to share their comments and input by sending e-mail to mayor@nola.gov.

SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS

DISTRICT D:           Mon., July 13, 2015

WHAT:                   Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. | Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:                  Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral
                               1937 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122

DISTRICT C:           Tues., July 14, 2015

WHAT:                    Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. | Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:                  Alice M. Harte Charter School
                                5300 Berkley Dr., New Orleans, LA 70131

DISTRICT B:           Wed., July 15, 2015

WHAT:                    Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. | Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:                 KIPP Central City Academy – Woodson  
                               2514 Third St., New Orleans, LA 70113

DISTRICT A:          Thurs., July 30, 2015 

WHAT:                   Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. | Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:                 Lakeview Christian Center

                              5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124

DISTRICT E:            Mon., August 10, 2015

WHAT:                     Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. | Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:                  Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center
                                1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

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