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Mayor’s Budget Proposal to be Presented at Ward 2 Community Meeting

Sat., Apr. 20 (2-4pm): The Mayor’s series of fiscal year 2014 budget “town hall” community meetings will be coming to the Sumner School & Archives (1201 17th St., NW). According to the press release from the Mayor’s office, these meetings are intended “to introduce District residents to, and receive feedback from them on, his Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan. The $10.1 billion budget . . . expand[s] affordable housing, strengthen[s] education and workforce development, and safeguard[s] public safety without raising new taxes or fees.” We are informed that the proposed budget was developed “based on extensive feedback from community organizations and from all 13 members of the D.C. Council. . . .” According to the Mayor, “These town halls will help us further refine this budget and ensure it provides the maximum benefit to everyone in our city.”