Tell The Mayor How YOU Would Spend City Dollars!
MAYOR MUOIO’S OPEN TOWN HALL
A part of Mayor Muoio’s “Open Access” Campaign
July 23, 2014
(West Palm Beach, FL) – If you are given $100 of taxpayer money to spend on city services, how will you divide it up?
Will you spend most of your money on public safety? If you do, how much will be left to keep our parks clean?
What about economic development? How much of your $100 will be spent to build businesses in the city? But if you spend it there, where will the money to fix roads come from?
TOUGH CHOICES, RIGHT?
Today West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced the launch of the city’s first ever “Open Town Hall“ designed to give the public a voice in the city’s future. The new online service is part of Mayor Muoio’s ongoing “Open Access” campaign.
“This is something I have wanted to offer our residents for a long time,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “This Open Town Hall allows everyone and anyone to let me know what they’re thinking and what’s important to them. It is the ultimate example of my commitment to open government.”
To kick off the launch of the new service, Mayor Muoio is turning the purse strings over to you – sort of!
LOOK FOR THE BUTTON ON THE CITY HOME PAGE: wpb.org
As discussion begins over next year’s budget, Mayor Muoio wants to know what is important to you.
What do you think are the most important items to fund in next year’s budget?
The first topic up for discussion on the Mayor’s new “Open Town Hall” asks the public to decide how they would draft the city’s budget.
Mayor Muoio believes the new budget should accomplish four goals:
- 1) Set next year’s city property tax rate at or even below this year’s rate.
- 2) Replenishing money pulled from reserves during the 2013-2014 budget process.
- 3) Fund needed and long-delayed capital improvement projects in the city.
- 4) Provide for the first city employee wage increase since 2007.
BUT THOSE ARE THE MAYOR’S PRIORITIES!
WHAT ARE YOUR BUDGET PRIORITIES?
On the “Open Town Hall” you will find a list of some of the many services the city provides. If you had $100, how would you divide it up? You can spend it all in one place. You can divide it up. What Mayor Muoio wants to know is how you would prioritize your $100.
This is your chance to show what’s most important to you, and it’s Mayor Muoio’s chance to make sure the real city budget reflects what is most important to residents.