Residents share priorities, needs at city budget forum in Austin

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In an AustinTalks article, author Francia Garcia Hernandez discusses topics residents requested be focused on in the 2023 city spending plan. Great Cities Institute will be compiling results and comments from this forum and two others to create a public report that will be released in August.

“We want you to be our thought partner,” said Tina Hone, the city’s chief engagement officer.

Residents were asked to participate in four 15-minute roundtable discussions with city officials to share their recommendations for investments in four areas: affordable housing; community safety and youth programming; public health services and mental health; and community development and arts and culture.

After the discussions, city officials heard from residents and provided additional information about this year’s budget as well as city programs.

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