C'mon, tell Council what's wrong




People of Colorado Springs, it's that time again.

The one time of the year that City Council dedicates itself entirely to what you think, no matter how absurd. If you can get your name high enough on the sign-up list, you too can spend three minutes at the podium telling Council precisely how you feel about that cracked sidewalk in front of your house or the inferior service you received from one of those parking garage machines.

Council isn't here to judge you today, just listen.

However, if you want to make this a productive civic dialogue, you may want to comment on how you think city money ought to be spent — like on restoring bus hours that would make a difference to your family, or trimming trees in your local park, or preventing that bridge near your house from collapsing.

It's up to you, citizen.

Here's the info:

Public input invited for 2011 budget at E-Town Hall

The City of Colorado Springs will hold its annual public E-town hall meeting to discuss the 2011 General Fund budget this Thursday, October 28 from 7 — 9 p.m. Citizens are invited to participate any one of the following ways:

* Attend in person at City Council Chambers, City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.
* Watch the meeting live on SpringsTV, cable channel 18 or www.SpringsGov.com
* Phone in comments to 385-5961
* Email ideas to etownhall@springsgov.com

The meeting will begin with a brief introduction of the 2011 Budget. Members of City Council and City staff will then be available to take comments, questions, ideas and other input from citizens. Input submitted electronically will be read aloud as time allows.

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