City invites public to join first ever interactive budget chat

Northeast News
February 10, 2014

The City of Kansas City, Mo., wants public feedback regarding the city’s Submitted FY2014-15 budget and is encouraging residents to  participate in the first-ever interactive budget chat on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. During this time, Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte, city department directors and budget staff will gather together at City Hall to respond to the public’s questions and comments.

“This is a new, innovative way for City leadership to interact with the public on the details of the proposed budget,” said Mayor James. “I invite everyone to review the proposed budget and share their ideas and questions.”

To participate in the budget chat, please send comments/questions via Twitter to @KCMO (www.twitter.com/kcmo) using the hashtag #kcmobudget or send an email to kcmosocial@kcmo.org.

To view the FY2014-15 Submitted Budget, please visit http://kcmo.org/idc/groups/citymanager/documents/citymanagersoffice/submittedbudget_fy15_web.pdf. To view the budget with line item detail, visit the City’s open data catalog at https://data.kcmo.org/. The budget is the featured item.

The public may also attend a series of public budget hearings. The schedule is:

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon
KCPD Shoal Creek Police Academy (auditorium)
6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, Kansas City, MO 64119

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to noon
Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center (auditorium)
3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109

Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon
KCPD South Patrol Division (use main entrance)
9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO 64137

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