News Details - Another Town Hall Meeting on 2012 County Budget – Wednesday, August 10
The latest in a series of legislator-sponsored community meetings on next year’s County budget will take place Wednesday evening, August 10 in the Town of Ithaca.
The August 10 meeting, sponsored by Legislators Peter Stein (District 11 – Town of Ithaca) and Carol Chock (District 3 – City and Town of Ithaca), will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 149 Honness Lane, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The session is free and open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.
“My goal for this meeting is to let Ithaca residents understand the financial challenges County Legislators face early in the budget cycle,” says Legislator Stein. “I want to answer their questions, hear their concerns and learn their priorities. This will be a difficult year, and there are no easy answers. It's important for legislators to talk with their constituents, and take those views into account as they make the hard choices that must be made.”
“This year, more than any other in recent memory, Tompkins County residents will see severe cuts to the services we take for granted,” cautions Legislator Chock. “We'll have to make impossible choices among our commitments to roads and bridges, public safety, public health, services for the aging, youth and education, libraries, basic human services, job training, and economic development. We hope that residents will come to these district discussions, hear about the County's challenges, and voice their concerns before we craft the 2012 budget.”
Similar sessions have already been held in Lansing and Dryden, and several more will take place around the county over the next few weeks.
For more information on the August 10 meeting, contact Legislator Stein at 266-7579, Legislator Chock at 273-9007, or Tompkins County Public Information at 274-5555.