Residents Invited to Help Shape Citywide Budget Priorities

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is again asking residents to join the discussion to help shape the citywide priorities that will serve as critical guidelines for the next five years.

Councilmembers are collecting information they’ll use to set the next budget. Feedback from residents is always appreciated, but it’s especially helpful when delivered in person.

So if you’re solution-oriented, forward-thinking and eager to share your thoughts about building a better Kansas City, then you’ll have four opportunities to let your voice be heard.

The first work session for residents is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Park Hill School District Administration Building. This is one of four forums designed to be interactive, entertaining and informative.

Participants will break into focus groups to discuss their goals and visions for the City’s future. They’ll also be able to see how proposed objectives are prioritized as well as help create policy and direction for the City by working with other residents to build and balance the budget.

Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner will provide the welcome and overview at each session and participants also will have one-on-one access to directors and managers from various city departments.

This input will be used to finalize the five-year Citywide Business Plan, which must be adopted by Nov. 1, 2017. The four identical sessions are:

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 9-11 a.m.
Park Hill School District, Administration Bldg. Room 230
7703 NW Barry Rd.

Tuesday, Oct. 10| 6 -8 p.m.
Avila University, Whitfield Conference Room
11901 Wornall Rd.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Center
3700 Blue Pkwy.

Thursday, Oct. 19 | Noon-2 p.m.
Kansas City Health Dept., Multipurpose Room
2400 Troost Ave.

Space is limited so reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP to reserve your seat at one of the four sessions:  call 816-513-1173 or reserve by email.

For more information, contact Chris Hernandez, City Communications Director, at 816-513-3474 or by email.