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August 2, 2005
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor Reminds Citizens of Upcoming Hearings

Mayor Coleen Seng today reminded citizens that August is their opportunity to learn about and comment on the City budget and the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday, August 8 on the proposed City budget for 2005-2006 and the CIP, which includes the one-year and six-year streets and highways improvement program. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, first floor of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street.

“We encourage citizens to examine the budget and the CIP and make their voice heard,” said Mayor Seng. “The opinions of residents will be considered on these important issues.”

All meetings of the City Council are carried live on 5 CITY-TV, the government access cable television channel. Information on the budget and CIP can be found on the City Web site at . Free public parking is available in the lot north of the County-City Building on “K” Street.

A special publication on the Mayor’s proposed fiscal year 2003-2004 City budget was distributed City-wide in the Neighborhood Extra newspaper Saturday, July 30. The publication includes tentative changes approved by the City Council on July 18. The publication is available on the City’s Web site and at the County-City Building. Those with comments or questions on the budget can call a budget feedback line at 441-0731. The City Council will vote on changes to the budget at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 10 and will adopt a final City budget at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 22.

Those unable to attend the CIP public hearing may submit written comments by Thursday, August 18 to Roger Figard, City Engineer, 531 Westgate Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68528.

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