Mayor Landrieu To Host Live Telephone Town Halls As Part Of 2018 Budget Process
NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host telephone town halls to discuss budget priorities as the city begins its 2018 budget process. The 2018 budget proposal will maintain the priorities outlined in 2017 and help maintain fiscal stability during the transition to the next mayoral administration, City reps said.
For Mayor Landrieu’s final budget proposal, he will host two telephone town halls to give residents the opportunity to discuss their priorities ahead of the city’s July 31 budget proposal to City Council. This is a new communication method that allows elected officials to conveniently interact live with hundreds of constituents from the comfort of their homes through town-hall-style meetings, city reps said.
The town hall on Tuesday, July 18 will cover priorities for Council Districts A, B and C. The town hall on July 19 will cover priorities for Council Districts D and E.
The Telephone Town Hall schedule includes:
• Districts A, B and C
Tuesday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
• Districts D and E
Wednesday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m.
Residents have two options to join the Town Hall:
• Participate Via Phone
– Join: Sign up with your phone number
You will receive a phone call at the time of the telephone conference. All you will have to do to be connected to the call is stay on the line.
– Engage: Once in the conference, participants can dial *3 to ask questions and leave comments.
• Stream Online
– Join: At the time of the telephone conference, join from a desktop or mobile device here
– Engage: Once in the conference, participants can type their questions or comments in the dialogue box.