Hear ye, hear ye, good citizens of Boise

images-3“All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.”
— Don Gardner

What’s on your wish list for the City of Boise?

Come to the public outreach meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 and you can give Mayor David Bieter an earful. The Mayor is hoping to give us cityfolks a chance to weigh in on the big decisions on the budget for Fiscal Years 2010-1011 coming down the pike. (The City of
Boise operates under a two-year budget cycle. City leaders are now
building the budget for Fiscal Years 2010-11, which will run from
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2011.)

The Mayor and his department directors and other staff will also give a dog and pony show rundown on the budget process and Hizzoner’s own “strategic priorities” as well as ask for public input and give a presentation on key findings from the 2009 Citizen Survey.

“It’s crucial that we allow residents an opportunity to learn more
about the proposed budget and to let us know whether we’re headed in
the right direction,” Mayor Bieter said. “This public meeting is one
of several tools we use to ensure that our residents’ highest
priorities are met.”

If you have something to say, this may be your last chance — The Mayor and department directors are now preparing budget recommendations that the Mayor will present to the City Council in May.

Then, it’s pretty much in the City Council’s hands. They will review the recommendations at the annual June Budget Workshop before approving the final budget in August.

WHAT: Public Meeting on Two-Year Budget for City of Boise
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The meeting also will be broadcast by Treasure Valley Community Television on cable channel 98 and streamed live on the Internet at
http://www.cityofboise.org. Any one not able to attend Wednesday can watch the meeting and send comments via: http://www.cityofboise.org”>
http://www.cityofboise.org through Tuesday, May 5.

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