Chattanooga City Councilwoman Asks Constituents For 2020 Budget Priorities In District 9

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Chattanooga City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod (District 9) wants to hear from her constituents on what they’d like to see in the next fiscal year’s budget. 

Councilwoman Coonrod’s annual “District 9 Mailbox Meeting” will be held this Saturday at the Youth & Family Development Recreation Administrative Offices from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Traditionally, the mailbox was where people gathered to receive and send important information, so I hold this meeting to hear from my community,” Councilwoman Coonrod said.
“The process to plan the Fiscal Year 2020 budget is getting started again soon and I want to know what the people of District 9 want to see done in our area over the next year.” 

"For the past five years, Mayor Andy Berke’s administration has utilized a “Budgeting For Outcomes” process to determine how public resources may be most efficiently and effectively allocated. BFO relies heavily on public input to determine exactly which City of Chattanooga projects and programs receive financial support," officials said.

RSVP to the Sept. 8 District 9 Mailbox Meeting by emailing Councilwoman Coonrod at dcoonrod@chattanooga.gov.



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