July 8 will provide residents with the next opportunity to participate in the 2009 City Budget creation process. Discussions will include an overview of Water and Sewer, Storm Water, and Solid Waste Funds. The discussion is part of the July 8th City Council meeting which will begin at 7:00 pm. In addition, the Council will discuss the city's five-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP), which includes major projects such as: the downtown streetscapes, improved transportation infrastructure across the City, the public safety building expansion, Active Lifestyles endeavors through the Parks & Recreation Department, and general public services improvements related to water and wastewater. The five-year CIP has an overall budget of $309,124,663.
Projects that have been recently completed within the CIP include the 127th Street overpass, BNSF grade separation, College Boulevard improvements, Advanced Traffic Management System Phases I & II, the new parking garage at the intersection of Chestnut and Loula, and the construction of Fire Station No. 7.
The public is encouraged to attend this and any other budget related discussions. In addition, comments or suggestions by contacting the Mayor or Council Members directly.