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St. Petersburg's final budget forum starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG — Time is running out for residents to tell Mayor Bill Foster how to spend tax dollars in the next fiscal year.

Foster and city leaders will host the final budget forum Wednesday night at the Enoch Davis Center at 111 18th Ave. S. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Typically, the mayor submits the budget to the council in late June or early July after a series of workshops. Residents attend forums to comment about the budget, but these meetings usually attract only a handful of residents.

The City Council must approve a budget by the start of fiscal year 2014, which begins Oct. 1. Currently, the city is battling more than a $3 million deficit for fiscal year 2013.

Prior to the budget summit in May, members of the People's Budget Review, a coalition of neighborhood groups, civic organizations and union members, distributed the results of a survey of 500 city residents.

The survey asked what people liked about the city and what they'd like to change.

Parks, weather, the waterfront, downtown, the small-town feel, the arts and walkability all ranked among the most liked. Economic and social issues, and changes in city government topped a list of wanted changes.

St. Petersburg's final budget forum starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday 06/12/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:52pm]
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