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Residents of New Orleans East invited to attend budget planning meeting

Next budget planning meeting to take place Monday, July 11 (source: FOX8live.com) Next budget planning meeting to take place Monday, July 11 (source: FOX8live.com)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

On Monday, July 11, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and council member James Austin Gray II will host a community meeting in City Council District E to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Tim McConnell, and other department and agency leaders.
 
City leaders say the goal of the budgeting for outcomes process is to produce a more resident-driven budget and ensure process improvement and accountability of government performance. According to the Mayor's office, the goal is 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. While traditional budgeting systems are hinged on incremental changes to the previous year's level of effort, city leaders say budgeting for outcomes ensures that all City budgets are funded based on how well they achieve resident's priorities.
 
Before each district meeting, City officials will also host a resource center from 5:30 until 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 6:00 p.m. Spanish and Vietnamese translation will be available at the District E meeting. 

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