Seven Metro Council members invite the community to a Virtual Budget Town Hall
Louisville - Seven members of the Louisville Metro Council want to hear from the public concerning priorities for programs and projects in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Capital and Operating Budgets.
Council members Jessica Green (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Jecorey Arthur (D-4, Donna Purvis (D-5), Paula McCraney (D-7) and President David James (D-6) will host a virtual Budget Town Hall on Tuesday March 9th to hear from the public.
“In the next few weeks, we on the Council will begin to see how the next budget will be presented,” says Councilwoman Green. “Before we get to far along in this process, we want to hear from the public and get an idea of what they believe is important when it comes to moving the city forward.”
“There are many times over the years, where the people we represent have asked why we did this or why we did that when it comes to funding programs,” says Councilwoman Shanklin. “It is quite possible the public knows better what the needs are of the area where they live and work.”
“Anytime we have the opportunity to inform our constituents on how their tax dollars are utilized is powerful. For too long decisions are made without input from the very people that elect us to lead,” says Councilwoman Purvis.
“This is a great opportunity for council members to hear directly from citizens, what they would like to see in the upcoming FY 21 budget,” says President James.
The Virtual Budget Town Hall will feature the Council members along with other panelists to explain and discuss the budget process. It is an opportunity for participants to ask questions as well as suggest goals and priorities for their neighborhoods or the city.
Council members will conduct the virtual Budget Town Hall on WebEx beginning at 6:00p.m. To join the meeting: Click here!
The meeting will be live streamed on the Louisville Metro Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleMetroCouncil.
It will also be live streamed on the Democratic Caucus Facebook Page: