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City to hold public hearings on budgeting process

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council are scheduled to host a series of meetings to discuss priorities for the 2017 budget.

A host of other city leaders and department heads will attend these meetings.

The process, called “budgeting for outcomes” is designed to produce a more “resident-driven” budget and ensure better accountability, according to a statement from Landrieu 's office.

While traditional budgeting systems hinge on incremental changes to the previous year’s level of effort, budgeting for outcomes ensures that all city budgets are funded based on how well they achieve residents’ priorities, the statement said.

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

All community meetings will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Spanish translation services will be available at all meetings. Vietnamese translation services will be available at the District E meeting.

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

SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS

DISTRICT A: Council member Guidry Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in the foyer. Community meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.                     Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124

DISTRICT C Council member Ramsey, Thursday, July 7, 2016, Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in hallway before gym entrance. Community Meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Alice M. Harte Charter School, 5300 Berkley Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131.

DISTRICT E Council member Gray, Monday, July 11, 2016. Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in foyer. Community meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Household of Faith Church. 9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127.

DISTRICT D Council member Brossett  Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in first floor cafeteria. Community meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.         Corpus Christi Church Community Resource Center, 2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116.

DISTRICT B Council member Cantrell Thursday, July 14, 2016. Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in cafeteria, Community meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. KIPP Central City Academy at Carter G. Woodson School 2514 Third St., New Orleans, LA 70113.

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