FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
City Schedules 2016 Budget Presentations
Meetings planned for public
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 1, 2015) – Officials from the City of Little Rock will present the proposed 2016 budget to the public at meetings beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The public budget presentation times and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m.
Southwest Community Center, 6401 Baseline Road
Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
The Centre at University Park, 6401 West 12th St.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.*
Little Rock City Hall, 500 West Markham
*Board of Directors meeting that will include vote
The proposed 2016 budget, among other recommendations, would maintain increased funding for staffing, services, and programs per the 5/8 cent operating sales tax commitment. That includes filling 911/311 call taker positions, maintaining 57 police and fire positions, and incorporating more positions for code enforcement, animal services, parks and recreation, and the Little Rock Zoo.
Also recommended is funding for neighborhood initiatives and street light operations, as well as increased funding for weed lot maintenance.
Other initiatives addressed in the recommendations include funding for the operation of the Pankey Police Substation, which will open in 2016 in Ward 4.
View the 2016 budget PDF at http://www.littlerock.gov/!userfiles/editor/docs/11-24%20Budget%20Presentation.pdf