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+ City budget to be discussed at July 20 Town Hall meeting
The City Commission will host a Budget Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, July 20, at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 1565 First St., to gather public input on the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 budget.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to provide their comments or suggestions in person or online, city officials say in a news release.

During the town hall meeting, members of the community will be invited to ask questions about the proposed budget and provide comments. The city commissioners and city staff will be on hand to answer those questions and discuss issues.

The proposed budget is available online at A copy also is available for public review in the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk at City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An overview of the proposed budget was presented to the City Commission during a workshop on July 7. City staff will present the city commissioners a detailed review of the proposed budget during two days of workshops on July 19 and July 20. The workshops will be televised live on Access Sarasota as well as video streamed on

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