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11:51 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Louisville Budget Committee to Hold Public Comment June 13

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The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee is reminding residents about their opportunity to comment on Mayor Greg Fischer's proposed 2013-2014 budget.

Lawmakers are holding hearings on the mayor's spending plan throughout the month of June. The have been meeting with Metro department directors and non-profit groups.

The public comment portion is scheduled for June 13 at 6 p.m., and residents are being asked to sign-up at City Hall an hour in advance.

"The budget committee believes it is very important that we hear from the public when it comes to spending tax dollars for the coming year," says Councilwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, who chairs the committee.

Those wishing to address the committee will be called in order of signup and have up to three minutes to make their comments. Only non-profit groups that applied for city funding are allowed to speak and the committee is limiting one designated speaker for each agency.

Butler says written testimony can be turned in during the meeting and occasionally, speakers are asked questions by the Council.

Residents who cannot attend but want to comment are asked to visit louisvilleky.gov and click on the link: e-mail all Members of the Metro Council.

The council will vote to approve a budget before the fiscal year begins July 1.

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