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Voice of the Citizen (VOC) - Budget


Seeking Innovative Solutions

Mayor Thomas S. Richards conducts Voice of the Citizen forums each year as part of the preparation process for the City's budget submission. The VOC budget forums provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss, provide feedback and be involved in the process.The forums also allow citizens to learn more about the fiscal circumstances and challenges facing the City. This year, the Voice of the Citizen Budget forums took place on March 21 and 27 and April 1 and 3.

Watch the March 21 VOC forum 

The topics for discussion at the 2013 VOC forums included:

  • Taxes, fees and new revenues
  • Police and Fire Services
  • Pensions: Response to Increasing Expense
  • Youth and Library Neighborhood Services
  • Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Neighborhood Real Estate
  • Federal Funding Reductions and Sequestration
  • Organizational Efficiencies

VOC 2013 Materials

VOC 2012 Materials


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