South Bend residents invited to participate in 2023 Build the Budget

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The City of South Bend and Mayor James Mueller invite residents to participate in this year's city budget planning.

Build the Budget 2023 will see city officials collect feedback from residents about how the city should spend its money for the upcoming year.

Feedback is collected in a number of ways, including via Citizen Action Group meetings, 311 voicemails, the city's online budget survey, and interactive budget games.

“We understand not everyone can attend traditional, sometimes lengthy budget hearings with the Administration and Council,” said Chief Innovation Officer Denise Linn Riedl. “The vision of Build the Budget is to meet people where they are. We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to express their opinions and shape the budget process.”

The first budget hearing is set for 5 p.m. on August 17 at the County-City Building.

This meeting will cover an overview of the city's budget.

Subsequent meetings will discuss different areas of the budget, like police, parks, and administrative departments.

Residents can attend meetings in person or online.

The final budget vote is scheduled for October 10.

A Community Action Group meeting is set for September 20.

Click here for more information about Build the Budget 2023.

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