New Orleans residents will get a chance tonight to tell their mayor and members of his administration what the priorities for the 2014 city budget should be.
A community meeting on the budget will be held at L.B. Landry High School, 1200 L.B. Landry Avenue in City Council District C, starting at 6pm.
It's the first in a series of 5 meetings, one in each council district, that will be held during the month of August.
Garnesha Crawford, spokeswoman for Mayor Landrieu, says the meeting is an opportunity for the public to speak and city officials to listen.
"We're really excited about the upcoming meetings. We have five over the next three weeks and they're really gonna give us a chance to just listen to those priorities from citizens," Crawford said.
Mayor Landrieu and District "C" Councilmember Kristin Palmer will be joined by deputy mayors, NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas, NOFD Supt. Tim Mcconnell and department and agency heads.
Prior to the meeting, from 5:30-6:00pm, the city will host a Resource Center with reps from several city departments and agencies. During that time, citizens will be able to talk one-on-one with various departments about programs, initiatives and specific concerns.