Olathe Budget News: April 24, 2013

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This Edition of Budget e-News:

2014 Budget Presentation and Documents Posted
The Strategic Planning Research Group presented the 2012 year-end financial report, annual performance report and 2014 budget guiding principles to the Council on April 16. View the presentation on the budget planning website.

Olathe Piloting New Program to Expand Resident Engagement Opportunities
The City of Olathe is piloting a new program to enhance citizen engagement opportunities, Open Town Hall, as part of its ongoing e-Town Hall initiative. During the pilot period, residents will have another tool to weigh in on a number of topics through an online forum accessible on the City’s website.

Various topics will be presented where citizen feedback is helpful in making critical decisions, including the first topic ‑‑ covering the City’s budget.  Residents are asked to subscribe initially, then invited to share opinions and insight.  Open Town Hall is being piloted in conjunction with Peak Democracy, a private company, and all subscription information will be absolutely confidential.

Open Town Hall is designed as another tool for residents to make sure they can easily, conveniently and effectively, engage with their government and help shape decisions impacting the entire community.

Residents are encouraged to visit the website, subscribe and weigh in.  If residents find this new tool helpful in better engaging their government, the City plans permanent implementation. 

Save the Date!
The next City Council meeting regarding the 2014 budget is June 18th, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall (100 E. Santa Fe). The meeting agenda will contain the proposed 2014 Budget and 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Plan as well as the proposed 2014 rates and fees. The Chamber of Commerce and Olathe Public Library will also present their proposed 2014 budgets to the Council.
 

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