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Public hearing set on proposed Missoula budget

Downtown Missoula
Posted at 6:31 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 08:35:43-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula City Council will spend the majority of their upcoming public meetings diving into the 2021 budget discussing funding for the police department, parks and recreation, development and more.

The council voted on Monday evening to set public hearings for the budget throughout the rest of the month and into early September. This means that as a member of the public you’ll have the chance to weigh in on how the city’s funds are distributed.

Of all the department budgets to be discussed, Parks and Recreation has some of the most noteworthy projects in store, but that’s all dependent on the funding they receive.

According to our partners at the Missoula Current, the Parks and Rec department’s requests cover a handful of needs, including improvements to Higgins Avenue, an extension to Milwaukee Trail, and the removal of Rattlesnake Dam.

The city will receive this year’s financial figures from the Department of Revenue sometime this week. Those numbers could impact many of the items requested for the final budget.

To participate in the City Council’s public meetings and chime in on the city budget you can view the agendas and schedule at the city’s website.