City Schedules Budget Q & A's with Residents

DES MOINES, IOWA — Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 —   Des Moines City Manager Scott Sanders and City Councilor Connie Boesen today announced that a series of public listening posts is scheduled over the next two months to discuss the City budget and the distribution of federal COVID relief funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The events will include a brief budget overview by Sanders and City Finance Director Nick Schaul followed by a question and answer session with residents.

“These public listening posts are an extension of the two budget presentations we conducted last month but with a greater emphasis on feedback and questions from our residents,” Sanders said.

BUDGET LISTENING POSTS

Date Time Location
Saturday, Jan. 29 10 – 11:00 a.m. Forest Avenue Library (1326 Forest Ave.)
Tuesday, Feb. 15 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. South Side Library (1111 Porter Ave.)

At least two additional meetings will be announced once the dates and locations have been finalized.

At-Large Councilor Boesen proposed the listening posts earlier this month and suggested that one be held in each of the City’s four wards.

“Nothing is as important as the voice of our residents and the responsible distribution of their tax dollars,” Boesen said. 

The City Council will also participate in a day-long FY23 budget workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 9 starting at 8 a.m. in City Hall. That session is open to the public but will not include a Q & A session. 
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CONTACT:
Al Setka
Chief Communications Officer, City Manager’s Office 
(515) 283-4057
AMSetka@dmgov.org

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