As he has each summer since becoming mayor in 2010, Mayor Mitch Landrieu this week will begin a series of community meetings in each City Council district to discuss city priorities for the coming year before he submits his proposed 2016 budget to the council this fall.
Landrieu will be joined at the meetings by council members and other top city officials, including his deputy mayors, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison and other department and agency leaders.
The city’s “budgeting for outcomes” process is designed to enhance services and to get a better return on investment by encouraging city agencies to set their priorities based on the results residents and city leaders want to achieve.
Besides discussing budget priorities, the annual meetings let residents sound off on their biggest gripes, whether they involve crime, streets or other issues.
The five meetings will begin at 6 p.m.
Before each one, officials will host a resource center from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at which residents may speak with representatives from several city departments and agencies about specific complaints and concerns.
The schedule for the five council district meetings is
District D: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral, 1937 Mirabeau Ave.
District C: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Alice M. Harte Charter School, 5300 Berkley Drive, Algiers.
District B: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at KIPP Central City Academy — Woodson, 2514 Third St.
District A: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 30 at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive.
District E: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center, 1616 Caffin Ave.
Residents who cannot attend the community meetings may share their comments and input by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.