News Release - Mayor Warren to Host Final Community Input Session for City’s 2017-18 Budget

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, April 11, 2017) — Mayor Lovely A. Warren and City Budget Director Chris Wagner will host a community input forum for the City’s 2017-18 budget, 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 17 at City Hall. The previously scheduled input session was postponed due to last month’s inclement weather.

“This is the last opportunity for residents and businesses to add their opinions to the mix as part of our upcoming budget proposal preparation process for the 2017-18 fiscal year,” said Mayor Warren. “In addition to this forum, we conducted a telephone town hall meeting and an online survey to provide multiple ways for the public to participate. Foremost in my approach as Mayor is to ensure that the needs of our residents and business owners are addressed and I want to understand everyone’s concerns as we make decisions on how to balance our budget and continue to provide safer and more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our residents.”

Facilitated discussions will take place on jobs, public safety, vibrant neighborhoods, education and efficiency and innovation. Those who are unable to attend the forum in person may take the online survey located at

Mayor Warren is working on a plan to close a $50.1 million budget gap for the next fiscal year. She will submit a budget proposal to City Council on May 19 and City Council will hold public hearings on June 7 and June 13. City Council will vote on the budget on June 20 and the City’s new fiscal year will begin on July 1.


News Media: For more information, contact Deputy Communications Director Donald Starver at 428-6064.