Two members of the New Orleans City Council — Joe Giarrusso III, who represents District A, and Jason Williams, elected by the city at large — will meet with Carrollton neighborhood activists and residents next week for a discussion of the upcoming city budget process and priorities.
The meeting hosted by the Carrollton Area Network will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Dominican High School at 7701 Walmsley Avenue. Attendees will be invited to play the Big Easy Budget Game, a simulator designed by the Committee for a Better New Orleans that demonstrates how the city must spend most of its money, and allows residents to allocate what remains among their priorities.
The councilmen will begin their presentation at 6:30 p.m.
“Councilmen Joe Giarrusso and Jason Williams will provide an understanding of the budgeting process and answer your questions and take your input,” said H.V. Nagendra of the Carrollton Area Network in an email announcing the event. “[They] will also offer time to provide status and take questions regarding the city infrastructure issues and short-term Rentals. It will be a great opportunity to voice your opinion and influence in setting priorities for next year’s city budget.”