Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Emanuel to Host 3 Town Hall Meetings to Discuss City Budget

The meetings will be held so residents can voice their own ideas about how to solve the city's budget crisis

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago residents' opinions on how to solve the city's financial crisis as his team works to put together a budget.

Emanuel announced Monday that he will host three town hall meetings next week "to discuss the City's current budget outlook and solicit savings, reform and revenue ideas from residents to assist in the preparation of the 2016 budget."

Members of the city's finance team and other city leaders will also attend the meetings, according to the mayor's office.

Residents can voice their ideas at the town hall meetings or via social media using the hashtag #ChiBudget2016.

The three meetings will be held Aug. 31 at Malcolm X College (1900 West Van Buren Street), Sept. 2 at South Shore Cultural Center (7059 South South Shore Drive) and Sept. 3 at Wright College (4300 North Narragansett Avenue).

The meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., but doors will open at 5:30 p.m. They are open to all interested residents.

Emanuel will present the 2016 budget to City Council on Sept. 22.

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