Lynchburg is Listening — Come to the Table
The public is invited to attend one of two workshops regarding the FY 2014 City budget. The workshops are being held as part of the City’s citizen engagement process. Each workshop will include an opportunity for residents to learn about six focus areas of the budget, the goals associated with the areas, and how the funds are apportioned.
Those in attendance will also be asked to participate in small group discussions about how they believe the funding should be spent. The results of the workshops will be compiled and presented to City Council for their consideration during the upcoming budget process.
As a precursor to the budget workshops, City Manager, Kim Payne will deliver his budget message to City Council on March 12 during Council’s work session at 4:00 p.m. School Superintendent, Scott Brabrand will also present his budget to City Council on March 12.
“This year, City Council will have the results of the recent citizen survey, the information gathered from the workshops and my proposed budget to assist them in their decision making,” said Payne. My hope is that citizens will come out to one or both of the workshops to let their voices be heard. We need them to come to the table.”
Mayor Michael Gillette also encourages citizens to participate in the budget workshops, saying in his State of the City Address “…opportunities will be available, just this month on March 16 and 19, to contribute to the budget process and to explore Lynchburg's future as a sustainable community. I invite all citizens to participate to the greatest extent possible. "
The workshop schedule is below:
Saturday, March 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p. m.
E. C. Glass High School
Tuesday, March 19
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sandusky Middle School
For additional information, call 455-3800.