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The Budget Is Not Boring, We Swear!

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The Budget Is Not Boring, We Swear!

Happy Dog Takes on the Municipal Budget

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Doors 7:00pm. Forum Begins 7:30pm.

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"We're giving a lot of thought to what ways we can structure the budget so it can be a little more flexible in its application." – Ahmed Abonamah

We get it. Listening to our legislative branch debate a budget isn't the most exciting thing to do. But the municipal budget process here in Cleveland is an essential part of democratic governance, and directly impacts our communities. The budget determines how public funds are allocated to things like education, healthcare, and infrastructure. In the City of Cleveland, our elected officials and the Mayor negotiate a budget of nearly $2 billion dollars every year.

So what exactly is the City of Cleveland budget, and what is it not? Join the City Club at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square as City of Cleveland CFO Ahmed Abonamah, Ward 17 Councilman Charles Slife, and William Tarter, Jr. unpack what's in the municipal budget, discuss how it's drafted, and what you need to know and can do as engaged citizens.

Let us know if you're coming! Please RSVP by registering below. It's not required, but it helps us prepare and keeps you updated!


The livestream will be available beginning at 7:30p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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