Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Utica, New York Councilmen to Host 2012 Budget Sessions for Public

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Plain talk with Council members
About Utica budget & Taxes

Citizen Engagement Budget Session
on Proposed 2012-13 Utica City Budget

City of Utica Council members Frank Vescera 1st District and Jim Zecca Council At-large will host a series of “Plain Talk Sessions” with the Public and Council Members.

The first two meetings will be held this week, Wednesday February 29th at the Europa Restaurant (Former Pescatore’s Restaurant), 705 Albany Street (corner of Mary & Albany) and Thursday, March 1st at Tiny’s Grill on State Street where 2nd District Councilman Dave Testa will join in. The meetings will run from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The series of face-to face meetings are designed to give residents the opportunity to provide direct feedback to council members on budget and tax items for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The sessions also include a presentation on the City's budget outlook for the future.

Residents who have ideas or comments on the city budget & taxes are invited and encouraged to participate in all of these meetings. All Council members are also invited.

These interactive sessions are intended to engage residents in conversation about the City's budget and tax items and how these will align with the City's Strategic Plan, goals & initiatives.

The City Budget must be completed and approved by the Common Council by March 20th and will go into effect April 1, 2012.

Frank Vescera         (Tel  272- 8235)        1st Ward
James Zecca           (Tel  725- 3771)        Council-at-Large
Dave Testa               (Tel  507- 4513)        2nd Ward


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