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Kennewick City Council wants your help shaping the budget

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It's a $90 million budget, and Kennewick City Council wants your input on how to shape it.

Kennewick City Council budget meetings that are usually held at City Hall will soon find several new homes.

The City Manager says it's all in an effort to encourage people and business owners to help shape the city's 2011-2012 biennial budget. To do that, the council will move the next meeting on June 8th to the Try Cities Business and Visitor Center. There, council members say they hope to receive input from the public as they begin putting the budget together.

After the meeting at the Business and Visitor Center, council will then head to Benton PUD in July. The City Manager says finding new locations for the budget meetings will likely better engage the public.  

"It really is trying to look at the priorities rather than just the tasks of doing a big budget like this," City Manager Bob Hammond said. "We really wanted to think about the priorities from the citizen's perspective."


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