Gray Announces FY '14 Budget Town Halls

3/29/2013, 10:03 p.m.

Meetings to Be Held in Each Ward As Well As With Youth

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has announced a series of town-hall-style meetings to introduce District residents to, and receive feedback from them on, his Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan.

The $10.1 billion budget leverages the District's strong financial position to make major investments in expanding affordable housing, strengthening education and workforce development, and safeguarding public safety without raising new taxes or fees.

"We have assembled this budget based on extensive feedback from community organizations and from all 13 members of the D.C. Council, and I look forward to further feedback from everyday District residents on its proposals," Mayor Gray said. "These town halls will help us further refine this budget and ensure it provides the maximum benefit to everyone in our city."

All meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted:

WARD 5 Wednesday, April 10th Luke C. Moore Academy, 1001 Monroe St. NE

WARD 1 Thursday, April 11th Columbia Heights Community Ctr., 1480 Girard St. NW

WARD 8 Wednesday, April 17th Turner Elementary School, 3264 Stanton Rd. SE

WARD 4 Thursday, April 18th Brightwood Elementary School, 1300 Nicholson St. NW

YOUTH Saturday, April 20th Sumner School and Archives, 1201 17th St. NW (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

WARD 2 Saturday, April 20th Sumner School and Archives, 1201 17th St. NW (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

WARD 6 Thursday, April 25th Logan School, 215 G St. NE

WARD 3 Tuesday, April 30th Alice Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Dr. NW

WARD 7 Thursday, May 2nd Department of Employment Services, 4058 Minnesota Ave. NE