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With Dr. José Torres behind her, Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls her new interim CEO pick a dedicated educator committed to equity.--Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Mary Hadac

With Dr. José Torres behind her, Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls her new interim CEO pick a dedicated educator committed to equity.
--Greater Southwest News-Herald photo by Mary Hadac

City hosting ‘engagement’ events on 2022 budget

From staff reports

The public is invited to attend a series of “Budget Engagement Forums” designed to update Chicagoans on the proposed 2022 city budget and receive feedback and suggestions regarding American Rescue Plan funding.

The Lightfoot Administration is drafting the 2022 Budget Community Engagement Proposed Responsive Initiatives. Once finalized, these will be presented with the 2022 Budget Recommendations.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The meetings will begin with presentations from Budget Director Susie Park and other City leaders, provide an opportunity for residents to work in small group sessions, and end with time for public comment. The Budget Engagement Forums will be live-streamed on the City of Chicago’s social media channels.

Doors will open an hour before the Forum begins for a City department resource fair that will provide information on City services and programs for the public.

None of three is located on the Southwest Side. Sites are:

  • Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon

XS Tennis, 5336 S. State St.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road.

  • Thursday, Aug. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson.

To register for Forum, go to Chicago.gov/2022budget. Pre-registration is requested but not required. ASL and Spanish interpreting will be available. If you require other language accommodations, contact [email protected] by Monday, Aug. 2.

Information on the community engagement efforts conducted to date, results of the roundtables and community leader meetings, and information on the upcoming town halls can also be found at Chicago.gov/2022budget.

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