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SPOKANE - On Wednesday, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will host the first of four neighborhood town hall meetings to talk about the city's budget for 2010 and the plans proposed to addresss a $7 million budget shortfall.

Wednesday's meeting kicks off at 6 p.m. at the East Central Community Center at 500 S. Stone St. 

The schedule for the rest of the meetings is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Septmber 23 - Northeast Community Center
  • Thursday, October 8 - West Central Community Center
  • Wednesday, October 14 - Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Early this year, the City identified a $7 million shortfall in its General Fund budget for 2010, largely because of the national economic recession. The City had asked its employee groups to participate in solving half the shortfall.

Spokane Firefighters have helped the City in taking another step toward meeting the budget shortfall by setting up a salary reduction and early retirement plan in addition to a 'high-deductible' medical plan the firefighters are already adopting.

 

 

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