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    Workshops complete, Nutter continues work on 2010 budget

    By: Tom MacDonald

    The four community budget workshops are over, but work on the city budget continues. WHYY’s Tom MacDonald spoke with Mayor Nutter about what impact the forums will have on his budget decisions.

    By: Tom MacDonald
    tmacdonald@whyy.org

    The four community budget workshops are over, but work on the city budget continues. WHYY’s Tom MacDonald spoke with Mayor Nutter about what impact the forums will have on his budget decisions.

    [audio: reports20090224workshops.mp3]

    Transcript:
    Mayor Nutter says there have been many interesting suggestions coming out of the community forums on what areas can be cut.

    Nutter: “We’re cataloging or compiling all those suggestions or ideas – some we’ve heard before, but it’s still important to hear from citizens – others that are brand new and we’re trying to figure them out in terms of real dollars can it really be implemented.”

    Mayor Nutter says he hopes the forums have given citizens perspective on the difficult task of balancing budgets, and that the learning experience will be valuable as citizens consider the spending plan he eventually puts forward.

    More information:
    You can see the most up-to-date results from the first three budget workshops here, here, and here. Reports, videos and material from “the wailing wall” for the fourth workshop will be available soon.

    WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler had this report from last night’s final budget workshop.

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