Monday, April 26, 2010

Community Forum Tomorrow Night

The long planned community forum is being held tomorrow night May 27 at the Lexi, 6th Floor at 6:30 PM. This forum is designed to provide transparency to the city budgeting process, explain the impact of the reduced revenue on our services and give an idea of the city direction for the projects.

It is being facilitated by Dr. Dario Moreno of FIU's Metropolitan Center.

Below is the agenda as of Monday, April 26, 2010:


City of North Bay Village
COMMUNITY FORUM AGENDA
April 27, 2010 ~ 6:30 to 9:00 pm
1666 Kennedy Causeway, 6th FL
North Bay Village, FL 33141


1. Welcome and opening remarks –Bob Pushkin, Acting City Manager
a.Acknowledge Elected Officials
b.Introduce Alvin Blake, Budget Committee Chair

1.Acknowledge Budget Committee Members

2.Introduce City Staff

3.Describe Purpose and Format of the Forum

4.Introduce Moderator –Dr. Dario Moreno

2.Opening remarks - Dr. Moreno
a.Understanding issues faced by municipalities today
b.Cost of Services - Summary by Department

i.Finance Department – Gerard Pirri, Finance Director
1.Financial Update
2.Overall Cost of Services
3.Options For Increasing Revenues

ii.Police Department – Lt. Brian Collins, Acting Police Chief
1.Summary and Overall Cost of Services
2.Impact to Personnel

iii.Human Resources- Jenice Rosado, HR Manager
1.Summary and Overall Cost of Services
2.Impact to Personnel

iv.City Clerk – Yvonne Hamilton, City Clerk
1.Summary and Overall Cost of Services
2.Impact to Personnel

v.Capital Projects–Arleen Weintraub, Capital Projects Manager
1.Status of Capital Projects

vi.Public Works – Sam Zamacona, Jr., Public Works Director
1.Summary and Overall Cost of Services
2.Impact to Personnel

c.Summary and Citizens’ Input

d.Staff Input

3.Conclusion and Next Steps - Dr. Moreno and Al Blake

Kevin Vericker
April 26, 2010

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