Budget survey deadline extended

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - If the City of Cincinnati's budget were $100, how would you spend it?

Citizens are being asked to take an online survey telling the City how to fund their top priorities.

The deadline to take the survey (http://svy.mk/cincybudget) has been extended to Friday, June 8, 2012.

The City started this year's budget process, called Priority-Driven Budgeting ,with a series of online and in-person conversations, in which residents and businesses told the City what mattered most to them.

In those conversations, citizens outlined several Strategic Priorities for City government, including (in no particular order):

  • Inclusive, Thriving and Livable Community
  • Planned & Developed Infrastructure
  • Safe Community
  • Sustainable Built & Natural Environment
  • Commerce & Jobs

The online survey asks people to tell the City how much money, out of $100, they'd give to each of the Strategic Priorities.

The ETC Institute, one of the nation's leading community-based market research firms, is also gathering statistically valid data (via telephone calls and mailings) from a representative sample of Cincinnati residents to also gather input on the five priorities.

The ultimate goal is to present a focused, strategic budget to City Council that reflects what the community expects of local government.

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