“Council Connecting Community Citizens” Birmingham City Council to hold Final Budget Hearing
MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday May 29, 2014
Contact: Brittany Sharp
BIRMINGHAM, AL- The Birmingham City Council is cordially inviting all citizens within the City of Birmingham and surrounding areas to join them for the final budget hearing tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Don Hawkins Park and Recreation Center, 8920 Roebuck Blvd. This first ever four part series, gives citizens the opportunity to understand exactly how a budget is selected as the city gets ready to enter a new fiscal year which begins July 1st.
“Our citizens need to understand what our duties are as it relates to collaborating with Mayor Bell through various measures to produce an operating budget,” Council President Johnathan Austin said. “We have a fiscal responsibility to provide them with vital information that addresses their communities as a whole.”
The topics included in the hearings will illustrate why balancing the city’s budget requires a great deal of direction, and constructive input from citizens. In addition to hearing from department heads on how the budget process works, citizens will also be able to ask questions at the end of the hearing.
The budget process is currently underway as Mayor Bell has presented his budget proposal to the council for their review. The council will now work to select a budget that will adequately fit the city’s needs.
For more information on the budget hearings or the budget proposal, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information, Brittany Sharp at 205-254-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.