6th District Budget Summit Gives Residents a Chance to Ask Questions, Offer Feedback

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Budget Summit in Long BeachLong Beach residents are being encouraged to get involved in the budget-making process more so than ever this year. In addition to the Long Beach Budget Challenge issued yesterday, 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews will present a Budget Summit for constituents on Tuesday, August 28.

Officials are projecting a $17 million general fund deficit in the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1st. The general fund pays for core services such as police, firefighters, libraries, parks and recreation, and sidewalk and street repair. Andrews will be joined by City Manger Pat West and the Director of Financial Management John Gross to discuss the 2013 City of Long Beach Budget with residents in attendance.  

“I encourage residents to attend this meeting to voice their concerns, listen and be informed”, said Councilman Andrews. “We will be making some important decisions that will affect many of our City services from public safety to parks and libraries”, continued Andrews.

The 6th District  Budget Summit will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th, at Ernest S. McBride, Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Long Beach.

Your comments and suggestions for the FY13 Budget are welcome. Please email or call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at dee.andrews@longbeach.gov or (562) 570-6816.

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