News and Updates

June 29, 2016

Community Input on the 2017 Budget Kicked Off in June and Continues in July

by Laura A. Mellem, Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, public infrastructure, public safety


The Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted a well-attended roundtable on the City's 2017 budgeting process on June 18th. Community input on next year's budget continues in July with Mayor Landrieu's Budgeting for Outcomes community meetings.

Community Meeting




District A Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 6

Lakeview Christian Center

5885 Fleur De Lis Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124

District C Community Meeting

Thursday, July 7

Alice Harte Elementary

5300 Berkley D., New Orleans, LA 70131

District E Community Meeting

Monday, July  11

Household of Faith Church

9300 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, LA 70127

District D Community Meeting

Wednesday, July 13

Corpus Christi Epiphany Community Resource Center

2022 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

District B Community Meeting

Thursday, July 14

KIPP Central City at Woodson

2514 Third St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will host a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

The goal of the budgeting for outcomes process is to produce a more resident-driven budget and ensure process improvement and accountability of our government performance. This national best practice is designed to enhance services and get a better return on investment of public dollars by encouraging City agencies to invest public resources based on the results residents and City leaders want to achieve. While traditional budgeting systems are hinged on incremental changes to the previous year’s level of effort, budgeting for outcomes ensures that all City budgets are funded based on how well they achieve residents’ priorities.

Before each district meeting, City officials will also host a resource center from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. where residents may visit one-on-one with representatives from several City departments and agencies to address specific complaints and concerns.  All community meetings will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Residents who cannot attend community meetings are invited to share their comments and input by sending e-mail to

Interpretation in Spanish will be available at all meetings. Vietnamese interpretation will be available at the District E meeting.