Budget Awareness Week gives residents chance to learn about Milwaukee's budgeting process

NOW: Budget Awareness Week gives residents chance to learn about Milwaukee’s budgeting process

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's no small task putting together, let alone passing, a budget for a city like Milwaukee.

Now there's a push to make the process more open and transparent to citizens.

On Monday, Aug. 16, Mayor Tom Barrett and city officials kicked off the city's first ever Budget Awareness Week. 

Every day this week there'll be events, both virtual and in person, to allow people to learn more about the budget.

That includes the city's financial challenges, pensions, impacts of the pandemic and much more. 

It also allows people to give their input.

"It is so critically important that residents be involved with the process as we continue to face economic challenges as a city," said 6th District Alderwoman Milele Coggs. "Making sure we are prioritizing the needs of the residents is so important, but residents need to understand the process and how it works."

For a full schedule and more information on Budget Awareness Week in Milwaukee, click here

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