Chicago Leaders to Kick Off Budget Season Weeks Before Officials Are Set to Detail Deficit

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In a WTTW News article, author Heather Cherone discusses the upcoming three “budget engagement forums” on July 21, July 23 and July 30. The city’s budget forecast for 2023 will not be released until August.

The feedback at those forums will be compiled into a public report to be published by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute, creating a “clear and transparent process for how the city plans to incorporate the community engagement feedback into the budget and city operations.”

The forums will be held earlier this year to “ensure that departments have ample time to incorporate feedback from the sessions in their 2023 budget after receiving the data from the UIC report which takes a few weeks to compile and publish,” Tibyan said.

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