HOBOKEN -- After Mayor Dawn Zimmer introduces the 2011 budget on March 2 at the City Council meeting, city directors will be questioned on their spending plans for the current year in two public budget workshops.
The workshops are scheduled for March 9 and March 23 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 94 Washington St.
The dates were set at a City Council finance committee meeting last week, according to a release. After the introduction of the budget, the council has the responsibility to review and amend the budget before it is adopted.
Councilman Michael Russo, the chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee, invited the public to attend and comment at the workshops in a press release.
“We want to make sure that the public is heard on the budget and that whatever eventually comes out of the council will represent their best interests,” Russo said in a press release.
Before the budget is passed, the city is required by state law to hold a public hearing which cannot occur until 28 days after the budget has been introduced. No date has formally been announced for the public hearing. For more, stay tuned to HudsonReporter.com. - Ray Smith