Mayor Landrieu, Councilmember Guidry To Hold District A Budget Meeting Today
NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilmember Susan Guidry will host a community meeting in City Council District A to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2016 budgeting for outcomes process.
The meeting will be held at the Lakeview Christian Center’s sanctuary, 5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., in New Orleans, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Before the 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 in the hallways outside the sanctuary.
Other City officials who will attend 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.
The goal of the budgeting for outcomes process is to produce a more resident-driven budget and ensure process improvement and accountability of 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. 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. This year, Spanish interpretation will be available for Spanish-speaking residents.
Residents who cannot attend community meetings are invited to share their comments and input by sending e-mail to email@example.com.