WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is inviting the community to learn about and offer suggestions for the proposed budget for the fiscal years from 2016-2018, according to the city of West Hollywood’s website. This will be done through the hosting of two events: Budget @ the Beach and a Budget Presentation.

The events follow an online Budget Survey that occurred in May 2016 that was used to gather feedback from the community on city services, quality of life and infrastructure. Budget @ the Beach was held on Wednesday, June 8 at Beach Nation on 8289 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Budget @ the Beach had staff members from various West Hollywood City Hall Departments attend to discuss work plans and budget priorities. It was set up as an informal meet-and-greet open to the public so the community could ask questions and offer suggestions for the proposed budget.

The city’s Budget Presentation will be held on Saturday, June 18 at Plummer Park located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, inside rooms 5 and 6. Members of the city’s Finance Department will provide a detailed overview of the Operating Budget that begins on July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2018.

The presentation will provide information on key strategic initiatives, major expenditure areas and revenue projections. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session. The presentation is open to the public and complimentary parking will be available at the surface lots at Plummer Park for up to three hours.

The city of West Hollywood also has an Open Data Portal at budget.weho.org. This page provides information about current city revenues and expenditures. It also provides detailed information about the city’s projected Revenue Budget and Operating Budget for 2017.

Residents looking for more information on the events can contact Christine Safriet, the City of West Hollywood’s Finance Senior Management Analyst, at (323) 848-6467 or at csafriet@weho.org. The deaf or hearing impaired can call TTY (323) 848-6496.

Canyon News emailed Safriet for more information, but was unable to obtain comment before print.