Bonaparte Listens to Citizens on 2009 Budget

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Before the city of Topeka actually plans the next budget, officials want to know what you'd like to see your tax dollars spent on.

Tuesday night City Manager Norton Bonaparte met with the public to get input on the things citizens feel are important.

Bonaparte says normally city officials would plan a budget to present to city council, then citizens would get input.

This way Topekans are involved in planning the budget from the beginning.

"We wanted to have an opportunity for citizens to give us their ideas prior to us even finalizing the budget before we give it to the city council. Hopefully being able to incorporate as much as we can in the budget that we present to the council, I think it's important for citizens. it's their tax dollars and we want to hear what they'd like to see happen with their tax dollars," said Norton Bonaparte, City Manager.

If you missed tonight's meeting you can let the city know what you think should go into the budget by e-mailing him at nbonaparte@topeka.org, or calling the city manager's office at (785) 368-3725 .


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