Atlanta City Councilmembers to hold a Southwest Atlanta Community Budget Forum
ATLANTA – City Councilmembers H. Lamar Willis, C.T. Martin and Keisha Lance Bottoms want to hear from Southwest Atlanta residents as the Atlanta City Council begins deliberations on the Fiscal Year 2014 City Budget. 
The three councilmembers, along with Mayor Kasim Reed, will host a Southwest Atlanta Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Benjamin E. Mays High School, 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW.
During the forum, councilmembers will discuss accomplishments in Districts 11 and 12 over the past year and give constituents an opportunity to express how they wish to see city resources allocated in Fiscal Year 2014. 
The city council is currently reviewing the administration’s initial budget proposal which calls for maintaining a police force of at least 2,000 officers, expanding the city’s Centers of Hope program, and no tax increase.
The council will hold a series of city departmental budget briefings throughout the month of May and will consider public input before adopting its final budget. 
For more information on the Southwest Atlanta Community Budget Forum, please call Councilmembers Willis, Martin or Bottoms at (404) 330-6030.

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