City to Host Budget Town Hall Meetings

Press Release - City to Host Budget Town Hall Meetings

Posted: 01/21/2015

Contact: Kristyn Nelson
Interim Public Affairs Manager
916.478.2206 (Office)
916.477.0712 (Cell) 

City to Host Budget Town Hall Meetings 

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove is kicking off a series of Town Hall meetings to inform residents about the City’s budget and gather input about how the City should dedicate resources in the coming fiscal year. 

Three Town Hall meetings and an online question and answer session are scheduled to provide residents with an opportunity to talk with representatives from the City of Elk Grove to learn more about the budget process and the City’s plans for the upcoming year. The forums provide residents a unique opportunity to weigh in on City programs, policies, and services that determine the City’s spending plans and priorities. A short presentation on the city’s budget and service priorities will be followed by a public question and answer session. Each meeting will follow the same format, agenda and provide the same basic information. 

Budget Town Hall meetings have been scheduled at the following locations: 

February 3 

Camden Springs Retirement Community, Activity Room 8476 Sheldon Road
7:00 p.m. 

February 4 

City of Elk Grove Council Chambers 8400 Laguna Palms Way
6:00 p.m. 

February 10 

Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex 9014 Bruceville Road
6:00 p.m. 

For those unable to attend these meetings, the City is seeking feedback online and through social media. An online question and answer session with City Management will be conducted through the Elk Grove Laguna Forum web site on February 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Those interested in participating in this online session are encouraged to register at http://www.elkgrove-laguna.net/index.php. Additionally, the City encourages residents to use the hashtag #EG2016Budget to ask questions on Twitter for @CityofElkGrove or post comments on the City’s Facebook profile. 

The City of Elk Grove currently operates under a $247 million budget that maintains a high level of service to the residents of Elk Grove and prioritizes public safety, infrastructure, economic development and job creation efforts. The City of Elk Grove budget fact sheet provides an overview of the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. 

The City seeks public comment regarding the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget including: 

  • 1.)  What are the most important criteria, service, project, program, or goal for Fiscal Year 2015/16 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016)?
  • 2.)  What service(s), project(s), program(s), or goal(s) would you like to see expanded in FY 2015/16?
  • 3.)  What service(s), project(s), program(s), or goal(s) would you like to see reduced in FY 2015/16?
  • 4.)  What new service(s), project(s), program(s), or goal(s) would you like the City Council to
    consider?
  • 5.)  What service(s), project(s), program(s), or goal(s) would you like the City to discontinue?
  • 6.)  What positive or negative experiences with City services have you had?
  • 7.)  HowcantheCityimproveitsservices?
  • 8.)  Othersuggestionsorcommentspertinenttothecomingbudgetyear.

Input can also be submitted online at http://www.elkgrovecity.org/city-manager/contact.asp or standard mail. Please mail feedback to: 

BUDGET
c/o City Manager’s Office City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way Elk Grove, CA 95758 

For more information, please visit www.elkgrovecity.org or contact the City Manager’s Office at 916- 478-2201. 

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