With the municipal workforce and finances stretched to the limit, the City Council is set to approve the creation of a Citizens’ Panel on Sustainable Budgets to help determine optimal service delivery levels and methods for 2013 and beyond.
During the next six months, the18-member panel will review all facets of City operations and provide an analysis of current and alternative service delivery methods and revenue sources, along with recommendations that could help shape New Rochelle's 2013 budget.
"It is time for a fresh look at the fundamentals of local government," said New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. "This publicly inclusive process will help set a long-term foundation for fiscal stability in an era of limits, while better advancing the priorities and expectations of the people of our community."
The Council-appointed panel will include at-large and district members. Those interested in serving should submit a resume to the City Clerk by January 17 for the at-large appointment or to their Council Member prior to the January 24 district appointment deadline.