Councilmember Al Austin to Host Community Budget Meeting

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8th District Councilmember Al Austin

8th District Councilmember Al Austin

Councilmember Al Austin invites the public to join him for a community budget meeting to discuss the Long Beach budget for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 PM at the Eastman Boys and Girls Club, located at 700 E. Del Amo Blvd., at the corner of Atlantic Avenue. Additional parking is available across the street at Scherer Park.

“This community meeting will be an opportunity to hear first-hand from city management about the proposed budget and how it will affect city services. Residents will be able to ask questions and provide input on how the City should prioritize our resources,” said Councilmember Austin.

Councilmember Austin will also be highlighting some of the Eighth District projects that were funded in the FY 14 budget, as well as how this year’s budget will impact the district.

Representatives from the City Manager’s Office and Budget Office as well as the Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments will be on hand to discuss the service levels in the proposed budget. The presentation will also include a discussion of how to invest $11.7 million in “one-time” revenues in the next fiscal year.

While we have a projected budget surplus this year, city management is cautioning that deficits are projected again beginning in Fiscal Year 2017.

For more information, contact Councilmember Austin’s office at (562) 570-6685 or at

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