Registration is open for our upcoming Livable Mempis Summit: FUNDING THE PLACE$ WE LIVE. We hope you can join us!
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- Learn where cities get their money and what they spend it on;
- Experience balancing a city budget first hand;
- Gain a deeper understanding of City of Memphis Economics;
- Find out how neighborhoods can finance their own activities;
- Discover how making neighborhoods more livable can be a source of income for cities
Saturday, April 27, 2013-8:00AM-1:30PM
Rhodes College-Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Registration required)
8:30am Introduction: City Budgeting 101 - A comprehensive overview of how cities are funded.
Concurrent Break Out Sessions
A. City Budget Game - Think balancing the budget is easy? YOU try it!
B. Funding our Schools - A comprehensive look at the current funding formula for our public schools.
C. Thicker Waistlines, Thinner Wallets - Our auto-centric lifestyles strain on our bodies and wallets.10:00-10:45am
A. City Budget Game (REPEAT)
B. Funding Your Neighborhood - How are neighborhoods funding their own activities?
C. Cashing-in on Public Investments - What can we learn from our past public investments?11:00-11:45am
A. The Price of Public Services - Shed light on the fiscal reality of our public services.
B. The REAL Cost of Blight - What are the true costs of blighted properties on our neighborhoods?
C. What is Economic Development Worth? - Are our economic development strategies working?
Noon: Keynote Address: HOW ARE OTHER PLACES DOING IT? Director of Public Fiscal Management, INC., David Eichenthal helps cities to better serve their communities through budget management. He will highlight how other places make their budgeting transparent while engaging citizens in the decision making process. He will share insights on how Memphis and Shelby County might learn from these best practices.
1:00pm: Complimentary Lunch in the Rhodes College Refectory
Generously sponsored by: Smart City Consulting, University of Memphis City + Regional Planning, Urban Land Institute Memphis District, Healthy Memphis Common Table, Rhodes College.
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