Wichita city officials are inviting residents to use social media sites Facebook and Twitter as a digital town hall meetings next month to help develop priorities for the 2016-17 budget.
Officials said they hope the social media town hall will allow people who can’t attend regular budget hearings to still give input.
The first social media town hall meeting will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday where people can comment online. All they have to do is like Wichita on Facebook or follow the city on Twitter @CityofWichita.
This is the fourth year for the social media town hall meetings. In past years, the city has received hundreds of public comments. Another social media town hall meeting will be held 2 to 3:30 p.m. June 16.
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City officials will ask the public questions on various topics throughout the town hall. People can still ask questions or comment on our posts throughout the evening and city staff will respond the next day.
Typically the city’s budget totals more than $500 million.
The city council will take final action on the budget in the coming months.