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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Message from Margaret Roach

Below is a letter from Margaret Roach, Volunteer Services Manager for the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System:

Dear Friends, 
Fulton County is taking a different approach to getting citizen feedback on the 2012 budget. This approach offers many ways for Fulton County officials to hear about your views on adequate funding for the Library System—either at a one of the meetings listed below, through an online survey or via email. Below are excerpts from an article on www.fultoncountyga.gov.
“¢itizen $ense” Project: Join the Conversation 
Fulton County is asking residents to share their “two cents” about the 2012 budget during a series of “¢itizen $ense” sessions. All residents are invited to be part of the conversation.
For those residents who stifle a yawn at the thought of government finance, the sessions will include a brief video presentation about the County budget and programs. After the video, participants divide into groups and allocate their “County cash” to the programs that matter most to them.
All feedback from the sessions will be documented and provided to the Board of Commissioners. 
Any Fulton County resident is welcome to attend the ¢itizen $ense sessions. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP to any session, residents may email citizensense@fultoncountyga.gov. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 404-612-8300.
¢itizen $ense Meeting Schedule:
·         Thursday, July 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 11605 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009
 
·         Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
South Fulton Chamber, Diamond Hall
5495 Old National Hwy # C9, Atlanta, GA 30349-3257
 
·         Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Location TBD
 
·         Saturday, August 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Residents who cannot attend in person will have later opportunities to give their feedback as part of a ¢itizen $ense online survey, a Facebook survey, and Tweet casts. For updates, go to www.fultoncountyga.gov/citizensense or follow on Twitter @FultonInfo.

Take the online survey now! Budget Reference Information. Residents planning to attend the sessions may wish to review some of the following background documents in preparation for the session: 2011 Budget-in-Brief  and 2012-2014 Proposed Strategic Plan found at www.fultoncountyga.gov.