Hartford 2000 challenges everyone – City residents, local business owners, students, commuters, and anyone who is interested – to balance the City of Hartford’s budget on Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 AM at Hartford City Hall. 
We will begin with comments from Mayor Bronin and Council President T.J. Clarke on the state of the City’s budget.  Followed by a presentation from the Director of Management, Budget, and Grants, Melissa McCaw where we will learn the basics about where Hartford gets its money, how the money is spent and how the budget is adopted.
This is followed by the Workshop session starting at 11:30 AM.  Here participants work together to determine priorities for funding the 2018 Budget. 
Should the police department hire more police officers? Does the City need more social services or less? Does the City offer too many or too few programs for kids?
Each decision’s impact will be updated in real-time using the Balancing Act program so you can directly see how specific cuts and increases can alter the budget.  Input gathered from the workshop will be provided to Mayor Luke Bronin and members of the City Council as they prepare their proposed spending plans for FY 2017-2018.

Lunch will and light refreshments will be provided!

Spanish translation will be provided.

If you are interested in leading a group for the Workshop, or, if you would like to attend, please contact Hartford 2000 via e-mail at or at (860) 509-3778.

Thanks for all you do to make Hartford a great place to be!
Jackie McKinney, Co-Chair            Bernadine Silvers, Co-Chair
Jeremy Baver, Executive Director
Hartford 2000, Inc.
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Hartford, CT 06106
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