Proposed Budget Will Affect Us
On September 27th Mayor McGinn sent his proposed 2011-2012 budget to City Council. Because the recession has caused reductions in tax collections the proposed budget makes cuts in services in many areas. Among the cuts two will have a noticeable effect on Broadview. Public programs at Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center will be eliminated (school programs will continue). And the Neighborhood Service Center in Greenwood, the closest one to Broadview, will be closed. Given the many reductions on several City departments there will be other impacts.
On a positive note, the Mayor’s proposed 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program budget calls for full funding of the Linden Ave. N Complete Streets Project.
The next step in the budget process is for City Council to consider whether to make changes. If you wish to weigh in a budget topic you might start at the City Council’s budget web page. More information is also available on the Mayor’s website. with links to the details of the proposed budget.