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Detroit budget department invites residents to comment at public meeting

The Detroit budget department is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday to hear from residents what they believe the city’s budget priorities should be.

Representatives from a number of city departments will be present at the hearing, including fire, police, health, public lighting and public works.

John Roach is a spokesman for City of Detroit. He says because of the bankruptcy, the budget this year is a bit different from a typical city budget.

"This particular budget has been developed primarily in bankruptcy court. What it will be up to the mayor and his departments to do is to live within the plan of adjustment, and to use the citizen feedback that we get, so we can meet the needs of citizens the best we can," says Roach.

The forum will take place at the Coleman A. Young Community Center, 2751 Robert Bradby Drive, on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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