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Residents share their ideas during first "Voice of the Citizen" forum

Posted at: 03/21/2013 10:01 PM
Updated at: 03/21/2013 11:55 PM

City leaders say Rochester has a budget deficit of $29 million and they want to hear your ideas to shrink that gap.

The first of four "Voice of the Citizen" forums on the city's budget was held Thursday night. Rochester residents spoke in front of officials like Mayor Tom Richards, telling them what they feel the city can do. Some of the ideas they could discuss include increasing taxes and fees, making cuts to some services and ways to create a more efficient government.

There are three more "Voice of the Citizen" forums scheduled. Each of them go from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. For a list of dates and locations, click here.