Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the launch of a series of community meetings in each councilmanic district to discuss 2013 budget priorities. These meetings to gather input are part of the Budgeting for Outcomes process.
“These community meetings allow us to hear directly from New Orleanians on what their budget priorities are,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We’re commited to producing results for our citizens and sticking to to our budgeting principles- cut smart, reorganize, and invest in the future.”
The Budgeting for Outcomes process is aimed at producing a more citizen-driven budget and ensuring improved government performance and accountability. A national best practice, the Budgeting for Outcome system encourages City agencies to invest public resources based on the end result the City wants to achieve.
The Mayor will host one meeting with the district councilmember in each council district. They will be joined by Deputy Mayors, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, NOFD Superintendent Charles Parent and department and agency heads.
All meetings will start at 6:00pm. Prior to the meeting, from 5:30-6pm, the City will host a Resource Center with representatives from several City departments and agencies. During that time, citizens will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with various departments about programs, initiatives and specific complaints and concerns.
The following is the list of community meetings in order of date:
District B, Monday, August 13, 2012
Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave.
District E, Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Church, 5600 Read Boulevard
District C, Monday, August 20, 2012
YMCA at Federal City, 2220 Constitution Street
District A, Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive
District D, Monday, August 27, 2012
Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard
Professional Schools Building, Georges Auditorium