March 23rd, 2012
Long Beach, NY – The City of Long Beach has announced that it is forming a Citizen Budget Advisory Commission. Earlier in the week, City officials informed residents of a $10.25 million inherited deficit brought on by the prior administration’s fiscal mismanagement. “As we tackle this fiscal crisis, it is important to remember that, as neighbors, these issues affect all of us – we are all in it together,” states City Council President Fran Adelson.
“In keeping with our pledge of transparency, and under the banner of Long Beach Listens, we would like to include all Long Beach residents in the process of putting our finances on the road to recovery,” says City Council Vice President Len Torres. “We are inviting everyone to participate in the Citizens Budget Advisory Commission. All you have to do is use the convenient form on our website (longbeachny.org) to send in recommendations for cost savings”
Residents are encouraged to send all cost-savings initiatives and ideas via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to City Hall at 1 West Chester Street in Long Beach. If you are mailing or dropping off your form, please note on the envelope that it concerns the Citizen Budget Advisory Commission.