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Atlanta City Council to host interactive public hearing on FY18 budget

Post Date:05/10/2017 4:46 PM

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA  30303 

CONTACT:
Dexter M. Chambers
Council Communications Director
(404) 330-6309/392-0159
dchambers@atlantaga.gov

 

May 10, 2017

 

Atlanta City Council to host interactive public hearing on FY18 budget

 

ATLANTA – Starting at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 the Atlanta City Council will hold an interactive public hearing on the proposed city budget in the council chamber. During the meeting Atlanta residents, business leaders and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about the City of Atlanta’s proposed budget the city services that will be provided or impacted. The meeting will be broadcast live on City Channel 26.

Questions from participants will be answered during the live broadcast. The meeting will also be streamed on the City of Atlanta’s website at www.atlantaga.gov (Click on the ATL City Channel 26icon in the middle of the webpage and click on the words: “Watch Channel 26 Live” located on the left of the screen.)

Questions can be submitted electronically and via telephone during the live public hearing using the following:

1.    Participants unable to physically attend the meeting can submit questions via email to atlantacouncil@atlantaga.gov

2.    Citizens can also submit their questions through twitter to @ATLCouncil and use the hashtag #atlFY2018budget

3.    Questions can be phoned in to 404-330-6309

4.    Text questions to 404-392-0159

5.    Or send questions via Facebook by logging on to https://www.facebook.com/atlantacitycouncil/

A digital copy of the proposed FY18 city budget can be viewed on the city of Atlanta’s website at http://www.atlantaga.gov Under the “government” heading, click on Department of Finance and scroll down to 2018 Proposed Budget Book.

To learn more about the City of Atlanta’s budget, the city’s finance department created Atlanta Budget Explorer (ABE) to give Atlantans the opportunity to take a closer look at how their city expends its money. The set of tools contained within ABE provides a transparent look at the city revenues, expenses and budget by the four major funds and by department. Visit the site athttp://ditweb.atlantaga.gov/abe/

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