Mayor Landrieu, City Council To Hold Series Of Community Meetings Across City To Discuss Budget Priorities

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Wednesday, July 7, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will host a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

         City reps said the goal of the budgeting for outcomes process is to produce a more resident-driven budget and ensure process improvement and accountability of our government performance. This national best practice is designed to enhance services and get a better return on investment of public dollars by encouraging City agencies to invest public resources based on the results residents and City leaders want to achieve, they said. While traditional budgeting systems are hinged on incremental changes to the previous year’s level of effort, budgeting for outcomes ensures that all City budgets are funded based on how well they achieve residents’ priorities.

         Before each district meeting, City officials will also host a resource center from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. where residents may visit one-on-one with representatives from several City departments and agencies to address specific complaints and concerns. All community meetings will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Spanish will be available at all meeting locations. Vietnamese translation will be available at the District E meeting. Residents who cannot attend community meetings are invited to share their comments and input by sending e-mail to mayor@nola.gov.

 

SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS

 

DISTRICT A              

Councilmember Guidry

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in Foyer

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lakeview Christian Center

5885 Fleur De Lis Dr. New Orleans, LA 70124

 

DISTRICT C              

Councilmember Ramsey

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in Hallway before Gym Entrance

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Alice M. Harte Charter School

5300 Berkley Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131

 

DISTRICT E               

Councilmember Gray

Monday, July 11, 2016

Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in Foyer

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Household of Faith Church

9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127

 

DISTRICT D              

Councilmember Brossett

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in Cafeteria on First Floor

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi Church Community Resource Center

2022 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116

 

DISTRICT B              

Councilmember Cantrell

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Resource Fair 5:30 p.m. in Cafeteria

Community Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

KIPP Central City Academy at Carter G. Woodson School

2514 Third St., New Orleans, LA 70113

 

 

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