F.C. Council Mulls Town Halls On Budget for Jan. 29 and 31

Two public Town Hall meetings in advance of the upcoming Falls Church City Council deliberations and decisions on the Fiscal Year 2012 budget to go into effect on July 1 were suggested to the Council at its work session tonight by City Manager Wyatt Shields. The Councilmembers present responded favorably to Shields’ proposed dates of Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.

Both would be held well in advance of Shields’ formal recommendations to the Council that officially launches its deliberations in March, and would provide citizens attending with the latest financial data and an updated estimate of the projected shortfall between revenue and expenditures that the Council will wrestle with. It is indended, Shields added, to elicit both specific ideas but also expressions of core values of citizens that will inform the budget process.