City Announces Budget Challenge
The City of Alameda announced the launch of the Alameda Budget Challenge this week. The interactive online tool allows Alamedans an opportunity to designate how their priorities should be reflected in a hypothetical budget. As in past years, this year’s Budget Challenge will allow users to experience firsthand the difficult choices in developing a responsible balanced budget with a variety of service priorities in mind.
“Alameda prides itself on being a safe, well-maintained community where people can raise their families. Our city seeks to maintain our financial stability and quality of life services for our residents-- no matter what happens with federal policies that potentially affect Alameda and other California cities,” said City Manager Jill Keimach. “The Alameda Budget
Challenge allows our public to experience what our City Council will be addressing in this year’s budget-adoption process. How can we maintain the services our residents expect and deserve, while ensuring our city is financially stable for years to come?”
All residents are encouraged to participate in this innovative exercise. The public’s input and Budget Challenge results will be provided to the City Council in June and posted on the City’s website.
To access the Alameda Budget Challenge, visit: www.alameda.budgetchallenge.org.