Friday, August 1, 2008

Think you can run a city? Here's your chance...

Here is a letter from my friend, Chris Setti, who works for the City of Peoria:

The Mayor and City Council are seeking input from citizens on the upcoming 2009 budget. In recent years, public comment has been reserved for the night the budget is adopted -- which is really too late to make a difference. This year, the City has created a number of ways for you to share your thoughts on priorities, revenue sources and cost saving measures.

There's two ways you can get involved:
Attend one of two budget "open-houses" this coming Monday, August 4th. The first is being held at Expo Gardens between 10 am and Noon. The second is that same evening at the Peoria City/County Health Department between 5 pm and 7 pm. Both open houses are an opportunity for citizens to drop in, learn about the budget, ask questions and give your feedback.
Can't make one of those open houses? No problem -- Go to www.peoriabudget. com. There you will find budget resources as well as an online questionnaire for submitting feedback.
All input from these forums will be compiled into a report presented to City Council at their September 9th meeting. Please help us by sharing your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Chris

I believe the city is very sincere in wanting significant citizen input regarding its operations. Chris would appreciate a great response to this!

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