City hall takes budget discussion to twitter on Feb. 12

city-hallThis city is trying something new this year to get input from the public on the proposed budget – its first interactive chat.

Next Wednesday Feb. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m., Mayor Sly James, City Manager Troy Schulte, City department directors and budget staff will gather together at City Hall to respond to the public’s questions and comments.

“This is a new, innovative way for City leadership to interact with the public on the details of the proposed budget,” said Mayor James said. “I invite everyone to review the proposed budget and share their ideas and questions.”

To participate in the budget chat, please send comments/questions via Twitter to @KCMO ( using the hashtag #kcmobudget or send an email to

If you’re planning to get involved, you might want to view the budget first.

You can also view the budget with line item detail at the city’s open data catalog.

The traditional in-person budget meetings are also scheduled.

  • Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, KCPD Shoal Creek Police Academy (auditorium), 6885 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road, Kansas City, MO 64119
  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center (auditorium), 3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109
  • Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon, KCPD South Patrol Division (use main entrance), 9701 Marion Park Drive, Kansas City, MO 64137

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