Make Community Centers a City Budget Priority
The Mayor will be preparing his budget for 2014 over the coming months. Mayor Soglin has used a few different approaches to soliciting citizen input on budget priorities over recent years, and this year is no different.
This year the city is using an online input system called “IdeaScale” to gather ideas and allow people to vote for those ideas. Currently the most popular ideas are curbside composting, Sector 67, and a city train/bus station.
We have added support for community centers as an idea. You can read the text below or at http://madison.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Expand-Support-to-Community-Centers/466087-22860.
This does not mean that you cannot support other ideas- like composting, transportation, etc. They are VERY important. It just means that you also agree that Community centers are also important to the quality of life in Madison.
You can do this by clicking on the link above and then clicking on the “I agree” button to the left of the text about community centers. It will ask you to log in which you can do through a Google, Yahoo, or other email account or by creating a username and password. You can also submit comments. (You can also vote for other ideas that you think should be budget priorities.)
Expand Support to Community Centers
Madison boasts a great network of community centers that serve as a focal point for Madison's most vulnerable residents by providing a hub of services, programs and opportunities that strengthen families and children; mobilize people to help each other and build stronger neighborhoods. Through partnering community centers leverage additional financial and human resources beyond the city's financial contribution. Investing in community centers should be a city budget priority.